This article was a part of the "Haunted Lancaster" series, produced by LancasterOnline and sponsored by LancasterHistory.org that was originally published in October.
Halloween is just around the corner, and nothing goes together better in October than history and haunted stories.
The Haunted Lancaster series, sponsored by LancasterHistory.org, highlighted several local small cemeteries and the stories behind them.
James Buchanan is famously known as the first and only bachelor to be elected President of the United States, but even he had an officially designated First Lady.
Many cities, it seems, have a particular iconic building that defines the skyline. Lancaster’s, of course, would be the Griest Building - the only skyscraper here prior to the construction of the Marriott hotel at the Lancaster County Convent…
Beginning 288 years ago, when John Wright launched a ferry in the area where his grandson would create the town of Columbia, the Susquehanna River has been central to borough’s development.
In 1893, Lancaster General Hospital opened in a three-story brick row house. Patients who could pay were charged $5 a week.
Lancaster County residents love their local history, if questions submitted to LNP | LancasterOnline’s “We the People” project are any judge.
Did you know an Ephrata man was once Mr. Olympia or that Betty White once performed in the playhouse in the park? Here are more interesting facts you may not know about Ephrata.
With a namesake borough and township, Ephrata dominates northeast Lancaster County, where it sits near major roads and two smaller satellite boroughs of Denver and Akron.
Rumors persist of a tunnel leading beneath the streets of Lancaster, connecting the Lancaster County Courthouse with the county prison more than six blocks — nearly three-quarters of a mile — away.
This story was originally printed in The Sunday News on Nov. 24, 1963.
This is the fourth in an 18-part series highlighting the work of Lancaster's preeminent 19th- and 20th-century architect, Cassius Emlen Urban.
Whether you've lived in Lancaster County your entire life, recently moved here or are just visiting, there's always something new to learn about Pennsylvania's sixth most-populated county.Here are a few tidbits of Lancaster County history you…
A hundred years ago, C. Emlen Urban was designing many of the buildings that still shape what we think of, when we think of Lancaster.