Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Phineas Davis

 
 
Phineas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Phineas Davis Marker
Inscription.  Site of shop where, in 1831, Davis designed and built first coal-burning locomotive steam engine in United States, called "The York." Here, also, was built "The Codorus," first iron steamboat made in America.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 39° 57.53′ N, 76° 44.048′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Newberry St., on the left when traveling east on King 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. The Harley-Davidson Tradition (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur (about 700 feet away); Sheldon Joseph Lloyd (about 700 feet away); Made in York
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 700 feet away); York in the 1800's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jake Devers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flowing Through Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Phineas Davis - wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Phineas Davis - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Building at location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Building at location
 
 
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 1,668 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=4597

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 20, 2024