City of Lancaster

The City of Lancaster, also known as the “Red Rose City,” is located in Lancaster County and serves as the county seat.  The city has a population of 10,160 residents based on the 2010 Census.

Established in the mid 1700’s by Scotch-Irish and English settlers from the region of the famous House of Lancaster, this area was viewed as a “Garden of Eden.”  Over the years, the area has hosted two wars on its soil and has nurtured several famous native sons, Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, and William R. Davie, ambassador to France and founder of the University of North Carolina.

The City of Lancaster is a charming historic southern City that, while proudly recognizing its history, is a service-oriented community focused on the future.