“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Paxtang Manor

Paxtang Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Paxtang Manor Marker
Inscription.  A tract of 1272 acres, now this part of Harrisburg, was first surveyed in 1732 for Thomas Penn, and was known as Paxtang Manor. It was sold, 1760, to three colonial settlers: Thomas Simpson, Thomas Forster, Thomas McKee.
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 16.136′ N, 76° 53.617′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Calder Street, on the right when traveling south 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 walking distance of this marker. “Never Again” (within shouting distance of this marker); Mira Lloyd Dock Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mira Lloyd Dock (about 400 feet away); J. Horace McFarland
View of Susquehanna River from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. View of Susquehanna River from marker.
(about 400 feet away); Firefighters' Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away); Engleton (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunken Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then. Last updated on November 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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