Cumberland County Towns and Townships


Most of the information on Cumberland County Boroughs and Townships is limited to present day Cumberland County. In the early days, 1750-1820, other townships were included in Cumberland. A history of townships in Cumberland is listed below.

Townships 1-6 were formed from the original East Pennsborough Twp; 7-9 from the original Middleton Twp; 10-15 from the original West Pennsborough Twp; 16-22 from the original Hopewell Twp.
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Borough

Year
Established

Parent Township

Notes

Camp Hill

1885

East Pennsborough
Lower Allen
Hampden


Carlisle

1783

Middleton

Laid out, 1751

Mechanicsburg

1828

Silver Spring
Allen

Founded
early 1800's

Mt Holly Springs

1873

South Middleton


Lemoyne

1905

Lower Allen


Newburg

1861

Hopewell


New Cumberland

1831

Allen


Newville

1817

Newton

Laid out, 1790

Shippensburg

1819

Shippensburg

Settled 1733

Shiremanstown

1874

Lower Allen


West Fairview

1910

East Pennsborough

Laid out, 1815
Remerged with East Pennsborough Twp, 1 Jan 1998.

Wormleysburg

1908

East Pennsborough

Laid out, 1815



    If the names of the town you are searching did not appear in the above list you might check this list of unincorporated areas. from Brigdens'1858 Atlas.



    Township

    Year
    Established

    Parent Township


    Year
    Divided


    * Current Cumberland Townships: Numbers correspond to location on map

    Hopewell*16

    1735

    Orig Twp;
    Part of Lancaster County


    Allen

    1766

    East Pennsborough


    1850

    Newton

    1767

    Hopewell


    1929

    North Newton*20

    1929

    Newton


    South Newton*19

    1929

    Newton


    Shippensburg*17

    1783

    Hopewell


    Southampton*18

    1783

    Hopewell


    Mifflin

    1797

    Newton [Data corrected-7/04: was Hopewell]


    1892

    Lower Mifflin*22

    1892

    Mifflin


    Upper Mifflin*21

    1892

    Mifflin


    Pennsborough

    1735

    Part of Lancaster County

    1745

    West Pennsborough*10

    1745

    Orig Twp
    Pennsborough;
    Part of Lancaster County


    Dickinson*11

    1785

    West Pennsborough


    Penn*12

    1860

    Dickinson


    Cooke*13

    1872

    Penn


    Frankford

    1795

    West Pennsborough


    1929

    Lower Frankford*15

    1929

    Frankford


    Upper Frankford*14

    1929

    Frankford


    Middleton

    1750

    Orig Twp
    West Pennsborough


    1810

    South Middleton*7

    1810

    Middleton


    North Middleton*8 Beer's 1872 Atlas

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    Middleton


    Middlesex*9

    1859

    North Middleton


    East Pennsborough*1

    1745

    Orig Twp
    Pennsborough;
    Part of Lancaster County


    Hamden*2

    1845

    East Pennsborough


    Allen

    1765

    East Pennsborough


    1850

    Lower Allen*3

    1850

    Allen


    Upper Allen*4

    1850

    Allen


    Silver Spring*5

    1787

    East Pennsborough


    Monroe*6

    1825

    Allen



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History of Earlier Cumberland Townships


    NAME
    CREATED FIRST
    APPEARANCE
    DATE
    SEPARATED

    Hopewell

    1735

    1736

    Still exists; part of original area went to Franklin in 1784.

    Antrim

    1741

    1741

    Still exists; created from Hopewell. Now in Franklin.

    Lurgan

    1743?

    1751

    1760/61
    Still exists; part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Peters

    Before 1751; Probably in the late 1740's.

    1751

    Still exists; Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Guilford

    Same as Peters

    1751

    1781
    Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Hamilton

    1752

    1752

    Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Fannett

    1754

    1762

    Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Fermanagh

    1754

    1767

    Part of Mifflin Co. 1789.

    Lack

    1754

    1767

    Part of Mifflin Co. 1789.

    Tyrone

    1754

    1762

    1763
    Part of Perry Co. 1820.

    Letterkenny

    1761
    From Lurgan

    1762

    Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

    Toboyne

    1763
    From Tyrone

    1763 as
    Upper Tyrone

    Part of Perry Co. 1820.

    Rye

    1766
    From Tyrone

    1767

    Part of Perry Co. 1820.

    Dublin

    1767

    1768

    Part of Bedford Co. 1771.

    Air

    1754

    1762

    Part of Bedford Co. 1771.

    Greenwood

    1767

    1768

    A portion became part of Mifflin Co. in 1789; remainder part of Perry Co. in 1820.

    Penn('s)

    1767

    1768

    Now in Snyder; was assigned to Northumberland Co. in 1772.

    Derry

    1767

    1768

    Part of Mifflin Co. in 1789.

    Cumberland

    1767

    1768

    Part of Bedford Co. in 1771.

    Bedford

    1767

    1768

    Part of Bedford Co. in 1771.

    Coleraine

    1767

    1768

    Part of Bedford Co. in 1771.

    Barree

    1767

    1768

    Disputed between Bedford and Cumberland 1771-79; assigned to Bedford Co. in 1779.

    Milford

    1768
    From Lack

    1769

    Part of Mifflin Co. in 1789.

    Armagh

    1770
    From Derry

    1771

    Part of Mifflin Co. in 1789.

    Washington

    1779
    From Antrim

    1779

    Part of Franklin Co. in 1784.

    Montgomery

    1781
    From Peters

    1781

    Part of Franklin Co. in 1784.

    Shippensburg Twp

    1783
    From Hopewell

    1783

    1819

    Southampton

    1783
    From Hopewell
    and Lurgan

    1793

    1784
    1/2 to Franklin Co. and 1/2 left in Cumberland Co.

    Wayne

    1782
    From Derry

    1783

    Part of Mifflin Co. in 1789.

    Juniata

    1793
    From Rye

    1793

    Part of Perry Co. in 1820.

    Buffalo

    1799
    From Greenwood

    1808

    Part of Perry Co. in 1820.

    Saville

    1817
    From Tyrone

    1820

    Part of Perry Co. in 1820.

 

 

 

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