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Cumberland County Warrantee Maps by Eschenmann and Barner
1872 Atlas (scroll down)

Our goal at Ancestor Tracks is to publish maps and land ownership information allowing genealogy researchers to place more precisely the locations where our ancestors lived. The state of Pennsylvania began platting the exact metes-and-bounds tracts of the earliest landowners, township-by-township, starting in 1907, but the Land Office only completed about 1/3 of the state before the project ended. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania only platted one township within Cumberland County, East Pennsboro Township.

Researchers are indeed fortunate, however, that Hayes R. Eschenmann began to systematically research and map the tracts of the earliest landowners of the county, aligning their surveys with USGS topographic quadrangle maps. He published volumes for four quadrangles before his passing, and his project was taken up by his editor, Paul Barner, who completed the additional volumes.

35 volumes of First Families of Cumberland County have been published, each of which includes a 22" X 30" map showing the tracts, and they may be ordered for $18 each plus $5.00 each for shipping, with a discount if you buy more than 5 volumes. The index to the volumes is available on this site, as well as a key to the Quadrangle abbreviations. Cumberland County Historical Society (click on "Publications" under "The Shop" as follows:

Volume I: Shippensburg Quadrangle; land in Cumberland and Franklin Counties.
Volume 2: Newburg Quadrangle; land in Cumberland, Perry, and Franklin Counties
Volume 3: Newville Quadrangle; Cumberland County
Volume 4: Walnut Bottom Quadrangle; Cumberland County
Volume 5: Plainfield Quandrangle; Cumberland County
Volume 6: Andersonburg Quadrangle (Doubling Gap) & Landisburg Quadrangle (McClure's Gap); Cumberland County
Volume 7: Dickinson Quadrangle; Cumberland and Adams County
Volume 8: Caledonia Park Quadrangle; land in Cumberland, Franklin and Adams Counties
Volume 9: Scotland Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 10: Chambersburg Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 11: Roxbury Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 12: Carlisle Quadrangle; Cumberland County
Volume 13: Waynesboro and Southern Washington Twp.; Franklin County
Volume 14: Shermans Dale and Wertzville Quadrangles; Cumberland and Perry Counties
Volume 15 : Greencastle and Stateline; Franklin County
Volume 16: Mount Holly Springs Quadrangle; land in Cumberland, Adams, and York Counties
Volume 17: South Mountain (Iron Springs Quadrangle) and Blue Ridge Summit Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 18: Mechanicsburg Quadrangle and White Rocks (Dillsburg); land in Cumberland and York Counties
Volume 19: Williamson and Mason-Dixon Quadrangles; Franklin County
Volume 20: The West Shore (Harrisburg West, Lemoyne, Steelton); Cumberland County
Volume 21: Saint Thomas Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 22: Mercersburg Quadrangle & Kasiesville (Clear Spring Quadrangle); Franklin County
Volume 23: Little Cove & Big Cove Tannery Quadrangle; land in Franklin and Fulton Counties
Volume 24: Fort Loudon & McConnellsburg Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 25: Fannettsburg Quadrangle; Franklin and Huntingdon Counties
Volume 26: Burnt Cabins Quadrangle; Franklin, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties
Volume 27: Meadow Grounds Quadrangle; Fulton County
Volume 28: Doylesburg Quadrangle; Franklin County
Volume 29: Shade Gap Quadrangle; Huntingdon and Franklin Counties
Volume 30: Blairs Mills Quadrangle; Hungtondon, Franklin, Juniata, and Perry Counties
Volume 31: Aughwick Quadrangle; Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties
Volume 32: Needmore Quadrangle; Fulton County
Volume 33: McCoysville Quadrangle; Juniata County
Volume 34: Orbisonia Quadrangle; Huntingdon County
Volume 35: Hustontown Quadrangle; Fulton and Huntingdon Counties

Ancestor Tracks is proud to bring you free, downloadable images from Atlas of Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of F. W. Beers which was published in 1872. These maps, found in the Library of Congress, are in the public domain but the images we have taken of the atlas posted below belong to us and are not to be used for commercial use. For those wishing to use them for personal use (including illustrating a family history you are working on), we give permission to use them, but we would appreciate attribution to Ancestor Tracks. It takes much time and effort to locate, process, and post these and the many other county images we have posted, so we expect and appreciate this courtesy. We hope that you will find this atlas a useful tool for when coupled with the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census and published county histories. Click on the township of your choice and once they have downloaded completely, click on them again to enlarge and clarify them. They may be saved to your computer by right-clicking and selecting "Save Image As..."

Cumberland County Atlas, 1872

Cumberland and Adams Counties, 1886
Cumberland And Adams Counties, 1886
(click twice to enlarge)

Township Maps


Dickenson Township
East Pennsborough Township
Frankford Township
Hampden Township
Hopewell Township
Lower Allen Township
Middlesex Township
Mifflin Township
Monroe Township
Newton Township
North Middleton Township
Penn Township
Silver Spring Township
Southampton Township and Shippensburg
South Middleton Township
Upper Allen Township
West Pennsborough Township

Boroughs, Towns and Villages Bloserville
Boiling Springs
Brush Town
Camp Hill
Carlisle, East Ward (part)
Carlisle, East Ward (part)
Carlisle, West Ward
Craighead Station
Hickory Town
Laurel Forge
Middle Spring
Milltown (Eberlys Mills)
Mill Town (Penn Twp.)
Mount Holly
Mount Holly Springs
Mount Rock
New Cumberland
New Kingston
New Lancaster
Pine Grove
West Fairview
West Hill

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