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

The Revolutionary War

1775-1783

 
 
The Revolutionary War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. The Revolutionary War Marker
Inscription.  This marker pays tribute to the soldiers who fought for our liberty and the women who supported them. The plaque also marks the site of the county's first courthouse where, on September 27, 1777, the Continental Congress met for a day. Lancaster City and County provided leadership, fighting men, and arms for battle (in particular, the Pennsylvania Long Rifle). Also military hospitals, arsenals and prisons were established, and vital equipment was produced. Lancaster residents who participated in or contributed to this momentous war included James Ross, Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Jasper Yeates, Matthias Slough, James Webb, Ludwig Lauman, William Henry and George Ross, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists.
 
Location.
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40° 2.282′ N, 76° 18.341′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Penn Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Penn Square, Lancaster PA 17602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); Old Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Old Center Square (Penn Square) (a few steps from this marker); Central Market (a few steps from this marker); Early Transportation Routes (a few steps from this marker); Penn Square (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Nov. 24, 2020