" ARMAGH (County of), an inland county, in the province of ULSTER, bounded on the north by Lough Neagh, on the east by the county of Down, on the south-east by that of Louth, on the south-west by Monaghan, and on the west and north-west by Tyrone: it is situated between 54" 3' and 54" 31' (N. Lat.), and between 6" 14' and 6" 45' (W. Lon.); and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 328,076 statute acres, of which 267, 317 acres are tillable, 17,941 are covered with water, and the remainder is mountain and bog. The population, in 1821, was 197,427; and, in 1831, 220,134. The county is partly in the diocese of Dromore, but chiefly in that of Armagh. For civil purposes it is now divided into the baronies of Armagh, Turaney, O'Neilland East, O'Neilland West, Upper Fews, Lower Fews, Upper Orior, and Lower Orior. It contains the city and borough of Armagh; part of the borough, sea-port, and market-town of Newry; the market and post-towns of Lurgan, Portadown, Tanderagee, Market-hill, and Newtown-Hamilton; the disfranchised borough of Charlemont; the post-towns of Richhill, Keady, Blackwatertown, Loughgall, Tynan, Forkhill, and Flurry-Bridge; and the market-towns of Middleton and Crossmeglan, which, with Killylea, have each a penny post." [From the County Armagh segment of Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
INFORMATION RELATED TO ALL OF COUNTY ARMAGH
ACM - Armagh County Museum AIGS - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies -- County Armagh holdings APL - Armagh Public Library BOD - Bodleian Library, Oxford University, England BL - British Library, London, England CMS
Craigavon Museum Services
GO - Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, Dublin ILS - Irish & Local Studies Library, 39c Abbey Street, Armagh BT61 7EB
LDS - Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. LIN - Linen Hall Library, Belfast NAI - National Archives of Ireland, Dublin NIPL - Northern Ireland Public Libraries
NIFHS - North of Ireland Family History Society - Research Centre NLI - National Library of Ireland, Dublin PRO
The National Archives at Kew, England
PRONI - Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast QUB - Queen's University Library, Belfast RAS - RASCAL: Research & Special Collections Available Locally, Belfast RCBL - Representative Church Body Library, Dublin RUM - Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
UFM - Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Omagh UUL - University of Ulster - Library
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