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OLD NAMES FOR TOWNS AND PLACES

Research and transcription by Joyce Barnhart

1. McALLISTER'S or McALLISTER'S TOWN-in Susquehanna twp, at Fort Hunter, Dauphin county, along the Susquehanna River.
2. BRUSHY ROCKVILLE-another name for Rockville
3. McKEE'S FORT or TRADING POST-25 miles north of Fort Hunter, along Susquehanna River
4. PORTSMOUTH-located between Middletown & Susquehanna River; it is where the Emmaus Home Stands; Dauphin county
5. FREDRICKSTOWN-Hummelstown
6. ROCKTOWN-in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin county
7. Coxetown-in Susquehanna Twp., on the banks of the Susquehanna River, it's
cemetery was moved to Harrisburg orHarrisburg East Cemetery & was surrounded by a metal fence.
8. GREENSBURG-in the town of Dauphin, Dauphin county
9. PORT LYON-in the town of Dauphin; area of Canal & Schuykill Streets; a
tavern once stood there.
10. EMALINE FURNACE-is at the mouth of Clarke's Creek, Dauphin county
11. GEORGETOWN-is now Dalmatia, upper Dauphin county
12. ST. THOMAS, village of- is Linglestown, Dauphin county
13. SHREINERTOWN-area of 1600 block of Briggs Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin
County
14. ESTERTOWN or ESTERTON-northern suburbs of Harrisburg, just south of Heckton;it is exactly across the river from Enola on the West Shore.
15. HECKTON-the area along the Susquehanna River between Esterton and Fort
Hunter
16. ENGLETOWN-between Reiley & Maclay Streets, from the west side of 2nd to
the east side of 3rd streets, including Penn,Green, Susquehanna, and all cross streets. Developed 1890-1910 by Benjamin Engle & others, most homes are of Queen Ann & Italianate design.
17. NASSAU- now called Fredericsburg, Lebanon county
18. STUMPSTOWN or STUMPSETTLE-now called Fredricsburg, Lebanon county
19. WILLIAMSBURG-now called Jonestown, Lebanon county
20. UNIONTOWN-now Pillow, northern Dauphin county
21. BALDWIN-now Steelton
22. CHURCHVILLE-Oberlin, Dauphin county
23. HIGHLAND-between Oberlin and Steelton, Dauphin county
24. EARLEYSVILLE-village now in East Hanover township, Dauphin county
25. SHELL'S-also called Earleysville, now village of Shellsville, Dauphin
county
26. UNIONVILLE or UNIONTOWN-now called Union Deposit, Dauphin county
27. EWINGTON-in Swatara township, Dauphin county, probably in vicinity of
Oberlin
28. Williamsburg-now Jonestown, Lebanon county

Hope this helps someone. Sincerely, Joyce Barnhart

 

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