Welcome to the
Delaware County Pa. History Website
I am grateful to all of the researchers who continually reach out to me and those who are able to benefit from the information supplied here from the my collection. If you ever used the information supplied within this site, or are just an avid fan of Delaware County history, I am reaching out for your help. As you are aware the increasing server fees have made it difficult to maintain and update this site on a regular basis. If you would like to help out and keep this web site free, please consider making a donation of your choice.
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" Enjoy all the material especially the beautiful maps! "
" This website is great. Lots in interesting history of Delaware County! "
" This website is the best to find local Delaware County history and maps. I use it all the time! Thanks Keith! "
This website is not the official Delaware County Historical Society website. You can access their site at Delaware County Historical Society or visit the Delaware County Historical Society located at 408 Avenue of the States Chester, PA for a more indept collection of Delaware County History. This web site is intended for the serious and casual researcher. Click on the Municipalities tab above and select the township or boro you want to look at. There you will find 18th and 19th century tax records, early censuses, cemeteries lists, town directories, maps etc. Then visit the Genealogical Resources link above where there are numerous books on Delaware County history from the 19th and early 20th century. Records are added regularly, so please check back often. Most of what you see here and what will be added comes from the forty-five year accumulation of Delaware County Historical memorabilia amassed by Keith Lockhart.
This web site has been made possible through the combined efforts of former Delaware County State Representative Ron Raymond, who obtained funding for the web site, and historian Keith Lockhart. Keith is a lifelong Ridley Township resident and a graduate of Penn State University. He has written numerous booklets on the history of the area and for many years penned a history column for Town talk. He has also shared his vast knowledge of local history through articles for both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily Times Newspapers. Through the dedication and hard work of numerous typists the transcription of the tax and census records took over two years of work to complete. My sincere gratitude goes out to these people. A special thanks to my wife, Mary Lockhart, Donna Greenbarg of Hatboro, Janice Daleandro of Morton, Ethel Dougherty of Norwood, Dawn Beck of Springfield. Keith Lockhart's collection contains many rare books and booklets on Delaware County Pa. History.These booklets run the gamut from the Delaware County Society to Detect Horse Thieves in 1850 to Prospectus's for Delaware County Businesses. Contact Keith Lockhart today.
Keith Lockhart's History Blog
If you have never visited my Delco History blog above, PLEASE take a look! Includes pictures and info on the county.