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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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  • Joseph Sollenberger (1798 - 1882)
    Cumberland Co. PA, will R-106. "History of Cumberland & Adams Counties, PA", 1886, Warner Beers & Co. Page 547. Son of John Sollenberger, b. 1771, and Barbara Yockey. Joseph was a cooper and lived in...
  • Lt. Col. John Pumroy (1745 - 1809)
    DAR# A090375 Soldier In Charge of Fort Legionaire, near Latrobe, PA
  • John Heberlig (1759 - 1827)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R350555464@ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Operations, Inc. 1,60525::0 === GEDCOM Source ===1,60525::16264482 === GEDCOM Source ===@R350555464@ U.S....
  • Hon. James Armstrong (1748 - 1828)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON. DAR Ancestor # A003109 James Armstrong (August 29, 1748 – May 6, 1828) was an American physician and politic...
  • Michael Hoover (1754 - 1830)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : May 26 2020, 4:20:41 UTC Name: Michael Humer, Hoover, Huber. Birth: 22 FEB 1754 in Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., PA Death: 12 FEB 1830 in Monroe Twp.,...

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Cumberland County was first settled by a majority of Scots-Irish immigrants who arrived in this area about 1730. English and German settlers constituted about ten percent of the early population.

The General Assembly (legislature) of the Pennsylvania colony on January 27, 1750, created Cumberland County from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, naming it for Cumberland, England. The county also lies within the Cumberland Valley adjoining the Susquehanna River at its eastern border, stretching approximately 42 miles from the borough of Shippensburg on the west to the Susquehanna River in east Cumberland County.

The United States Army War College is a United States Army school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on the 500 acre campus of the historic Carlisle Barracks, a military post dating back to the 1770s. It caters to high-level military personnel and civilians and prepares them for strategic leadership responsibilities. It is the U. S. Army's most senior military educational institution.

Adjacent Counties


  • Camp Hill
  • Carlisle (County Seat)
  • Lemoyne
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Mount Holly Springs
  • New Cumberland
  • Newburg
  • Newville
  • Shippensburg (part)
  • Shiremanstown
  • Wormleysburg

Other Townships & Communities: Bloserville, Boiling Springs, Cooke, Dickinson, East Pennsboro, Enola, Grantham, Hampden, Hogestown, Hopewell, Huntsdale, Lisburn, Lower Allen, Lower Frankford, Lower Mifflin, Messiah College, Middlesex, Monroe, New Kingstown, North Middleton, North Newton, Penn, Plainfield, Schlusser, Shippensburg University, Silver Spring, South Middleton, South Newton, Southampton, Summerdale, Upper Allen, Upper Frankford, Upper Mifflin, West Fairview and West Pennsboro



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