Elizabethtown, January 1932-July 1933

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 041

Title: Elizabethtown, January 1932-July 1933

Dates:January 1932-July 1933

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Harvey Ellwood Ream, author and compiler.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)


Description:   Harvey Ellwood Ream compiled a scrapbook containing a series of newspaper articles he wrote about the establishment of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.  The seventy-six articles contain genealogical, historical and descriptive information about the town starting around 1730.  These articles were published between January of 1932 and July of 1933.


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Conditions Governing Reproductions:  May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Subjects: Education.

School sites.

Historic buildings.

Lutheran church buildings.

United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783.

Elizabethtown (Pa.)

Elizabethtown (Pa.) — History.

Elliot, Daniel Giraud, 1835-1915.


Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)



Administrative/Biographical History:  The History of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Like most histories, the origin of Elizabethtown is disputed.  However, the popular theory is that the first settler came to the area in 1730 and set up a trading post between Lancaster and Harrisburg.  Then in 1753 Barnabus Hughes bought the trading post and established the town, naming the area after his wife Elizabeth.  The majority of the settlers were Pennsylvania Dutch and Scots-Irish.  Elizabethtown became a borough on 13 April 1827.  Two prominent institutions were established around the turn of the twentieth century:  Elizabethtown College in 1899 and Masonic Homes (now Masonic Village) in 1911.


Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 25.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.