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Springetts Manor-Yorklyn in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Security

 
 
Camp Security Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. Camp Security Marker
Inscription. A prison camp built in 1781 to detain British troops surrendered by Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga, N.Y. and their families. Prisoners captured at Yorktown, Va. arrived later. It was guarded by York County militia and Continental troops until operations ceased at the end of the American Revolution in 1783. The camp consisted of log huts and a large stockade. Archaeological evidence confirmed its location less than a mile to the south.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.032′ N, 76° 38.901′ W. Marker is in Springetts Manor-Yorklyn, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (State Highway 462) and Locust Grove Road, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hallam Borough and Township Honor Roll (approx. 2.7 miles away); "York House" (approx. 4.2 miles away); James Smith (approx. 4.2 miles away); 148 East Philadelphia Street (approx. 4.3 miles away); William C. Goodridge
Camp Security Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Camp Security Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named William C. Goodridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); The First Court House of York County (approx. 4.4 miles away); The First National Thanksgiving (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Camp Security. Website offering more details of the history and archaeology of Camp Security. (Submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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