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Little Britain Township


Little Britain Town Hall is located at 356 Nottingham Road, Quarryville PA 17566; phone: 717-529-2373.

Robert Fulton was born on a farm in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, in 1765. His father was a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, and emigrated to Lancaster County in 1735, where he soon became one of the foremost citizens, but did not make a success of farming. A year after Robert's birth he mortgaged the farm and moved to Lancaster, where he died in 1768.

Beginnings [1]

Erected from Drumore Township, February 7, 1738, one of the first townships erected after organization of the county. There was considerable sentiment in naming it after their Mother Country, for the earliest settlers were from Great Britain. Alexander Ross took out a warrant for five hundred acres November 5, 1714; in 1737 the Gatchell and Reynolds tracts were patented for three hundred acres each. James Patterson settled in the township as early as 1729. Chrome was mined for more than fifty years in the Wood Mines.

  1. Godcharles, Frederic A., Litt.D., Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania, 1944, Lewis Historical Publishing, Inc., New York
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