The part of Pennsylvania that eventually became Cumberland County, was, for many years, the frontier and was one of the earliest settlements west of the Susquehanna.
Despite the fact that my maternal grandmother's family was from Carlisle and the surrounding areas, I knew next to nothing about the area when I first started my research. I heard the names of the Cumberland County towns but never actually visited any of them until many, many years later. Much of the data that resides in this section is the direct result of my trips to Cumberland County ain recent years. I hope you find it helpful!