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In 1793, William STEWART, who lived in Hanover, Dauphin County (formerly Lancaster Co.), and who owned Lot No. 27, First Division, which was forty-two rods wide, had this lot surveyed, plotted, streets laid out, and town lots marked, beginning at Nanticoke Creek and extending southwards about 300 rods. Thirty-six town lots were sold between Feb 9 and Mar 14, 1794, and he called this place the town of Nanticoke. The streets were named Spring, Walnut, Pine, Broad, Market, Chestnut, and Water, along with the Great Road and Strawberry Alley. The town lots were numbered from 1 up to at least 136, and contained from sixty-seven and one-half perches to eighty-eight perches each. The price for each town lot was the same, three pounds, 15 shillings ($10.00).
The names of the first thirty-six purchasers follow. All of them, except FELCH, FELL, HANCOCK, HIDE, and STEELE, were residents of Dauphin County. Whether any of them came to Nanticoke is not known. FELL and HANCOCK lived in Wilkes-Barre, and died there. HIDE lived in Hanover and removed to New York State about 1811. FELCH lived in Huntington township. STEELE resided in Hanover until his death in 1823.
PALM, John, Jr.
RICKLE, John, Jr.
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