Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Then, on July 7, 1776, news of the Declaration of Independence reached Lancaster, and on the following day it was publicly read from the courthouse steps. Local magistrates rushed to the courthouse where they surrendered their commissions refused to recognize the King, and ordered the removal of the royal coat of arms from the courtroom.
Perhaps the most famous event occurred on September 27, 1777; on this day Lancaster was the Nation's capital as the leaders of our rebellion against England
Location. 40° 2.282′ N, 76° 18.355′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Street and King Street, on the left on Queen Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (here, next to this marker); Old Center Square (Penn Square) (here, next to this marker); Central Market (here, next to this marker); Early Transportation Routes (here, next to this marker); Home Site of Col. William Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Dale Kaufman (within shouting distance of this marker); James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Lancaster City (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
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Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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