Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Pennsylvania Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Pennsylvania Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Pennsylvania Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon. Pennsylvania Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName DenBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Subject Pennsylvania Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Pennsylvania from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 276 polygons, 5.871 MB
Source Laws of Pennsylvania and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -81.756253
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -72.863733
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 42.269861
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.380574
Coverage.t.early 1669-10-22
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Pennsylvania
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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