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

Phineas Davis

 
 
Phineas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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. William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jake Devers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Jacob L. Devers
Building at location image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Building at location
(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); York County (approx. 0.2 miles away); In the Old Court House here at York (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.) 
 
 
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 1,469 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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