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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dauphin County

 
 
Dauphin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Dauphin County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 4, 1785 from part of Lancaster County. The name honors the eldest son of the French King Louis XVI. Harrisburg, the county seat, was laid out in 1785 and chartered a city in 1860. Since 1812 it has been the State capital of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.512′ N, 76° 52.957′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Front Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling south on S. Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camel Back Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Dauphin County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverfront Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Camelback and Market Street Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); The Claster Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governorsí Row (about 400 feet away); The Jones House (about 400 feet away); Hilton Harrisburg and Towers (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .
Dauphin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 20, 2012
2. Dauphin County Marker
 Dauphin County website. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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