Once there were two Emigsvilles?

Emigsville postmaster John Shumski passed these maps along to me today. Former Alert Fire Company Chief Paul L. Schaefer shared interesting historical tidbits with John while picking up his mail.

Emigsville I:

Below is an undated map of downtown Emigsville. Notice the Grange Hall building (My Favorite Deli), two coal yards and lime kilns. It’s an old map, but the footprint of downtown Emigsville is recognizable.

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Emigsville II:

Below is a map of the second Emigsville, somewhere between Thomasville and Nashville in an undated map. The road configurations suggest that the map predates the railroad. A current map is layered over the old map.

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If you know anything about the lost Emigsville, comment below.


2 Responses to Once there were two Emigsvilles?

  1. Avatar Maxine Lumsargis
    Maxine Lumsargis says:

    Both maps of Emigsville I & Emigsville II appear in “Combined Atlases 1876, York County PA Illustrated and 1903 City of York”. Emigsville I is an inset on page 45, map of Manchester Twp. Emigsville II appears on Map of Jackson Twp. page 36. There is a strong possibility Emigs shown are of the same clan but cannot verify at this time.

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