Created in 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either after the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England, York County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is York.
York County comprises the York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, Pennsylvania Combined Statistical Area. It is in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in South Central Pennsylvania.
These beautiful slides were found by Jan Paul Arends that captured everyday life of York County, Pennsylvania in the 1950s.