24 June 2015

On This Day: Over 2,000 call Mount Joy home

Over 2,000 people call Mount Joy, Lancaster County home. The Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported On This Day in 1880 that the population of Mount Joy was 2064. That figure included 310 pupils at the soldiers’ orphans school. The population is less than it was in 1860. 

Today, the borough is home to 7,410 (as of the 2010 Census).  The Mount Joy School (the soldiers’ orphans school) operated from 1864 to 1890, according to Genealogy Today. 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 24 June 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.