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In the Old Court House here at York

 
 
In the Old Court House here at York Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. In the Old Court House here at York Marker
Inscription.  The French Alliance was ratified by the Continental Congress May 4, 1778. In the darkest period of the Revolutionary War it brought hope and joy to General Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge. The aid thus secured made possible American Independence through the Treaty of Paris of 1783.
 
Erected 1942 by Yorktown Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1749.
 
Location. 39° 57.68′ N, 76° 43.918′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and Pershing Ave., on the left when traveling east on W. Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Patriots (here, next to this marker); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (a few steps from
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this marker); York County (a few steps from this marker); York (a few steps from this marker); Riding the Rails of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Reconstructed Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Reconstructed Court House
Original Court House was in center of town at Market and George Streets.
Sign for Reconstructed Colonial Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Sign for Reconstructed Colonial Court House
Reconstruction of the Old Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, April 17, 2008
4. Reconstruction of the Old Court House
In the Old Court House here at York Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, April 11, 2010
5. In the Old Court House here at York Marker
Colonial Courthouse reconstructed and pillory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,406 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Dianne Bowders of York, PA.   5. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Dianne Bowders of York, Pennsylvania.

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