Warwick Township was one of the original townships of Lancaster County. The area was first settled by Richard Carter from Warwickshire, England, and as families grew within its borders, several villages started to come to life. Industries such as blacksmithing, an iron foundry and wagon factory, numerous cigar manufacturers, farms and dairies, mills, and other early businesses helped to shape the township s economic growth. As time passed, transportation evolved from horse-drawn carriages to the automobile. The Reading and Columbia Rail Road, along with Conestoga Traction Company s trolley service, also played a vital part in mass transportation. Today Warwick Township is known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and hardworking residents."
Author: Cory Van Brookhoven Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 04/18/2011 Pages: 127 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.70lbs Size: 9.10h x 6.40w x 0.40d ISBN: 9780738574295
About the Author Van Brookhoven, Cory: - Cory Van Brookhoven was born and raised in Warwick Township and still lives within a few miles of its boundaries. He is the author of several books and articles involving Lancaster County s vast history. He serves on the board of directors for the Lititz Historical Foundation and is the foundation s quarterly newsletter editor, programs and publicity coordinator, and archivist.