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

Harrisburg

 
 
Harrisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Harrisburg Marker
Inscription.  Pennsylvania's capital since 1812. As Harris' Ferry, was settled a century before by John Harris Sr. Laid out as a town in 1785 by John Harris Jr. For over 200 years a center of travel, trade and historic events.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.058′ N, 76° 54.206′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Vaughan Street on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Harrisburg Academy/Dixon University Center (approx. half a mile away); Former William Penn High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dauphin County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zembo Shrine Temple (approx. 0.7 miles away); Italian Lake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wildwood Park (approx. one mile away);
Marker is adjacent to the Susquehanna River at the City Line. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Marker is adjacent to the Susquehanna River at the City Line.
Camp Curtin Fire Company No. 13 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wildwood Lake Sanctuary (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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