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York Inter-State Fair

 
 
York Inter-State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. York Inter-State Fair Marker
Inscription.  Recognized as America's oldest agricultural fair, dating its origin from a charter issued by the Penns in 1765. Discontinued after 1815, the fair has been conducted annually since 1853 by the York County Agricultural Society. The present ground has been used since 1888.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 39° 57.251′ N, 76° 45.281′ W. Marker is in West York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on W. Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fairgrounds Entrance, York PA 17404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1917 - 1919 (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Visited York, Pennsylvania on Five Different Occasions (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington
Entrance to Fairground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Entrance to Fairground
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korea and Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); West York Memorial Field (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West York.
 
Also see . . .
1. York Inter-State Fair - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. York Fair - Welcome To The York Fairgrounds!. Official Fair Site (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Grandstand image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Grandstand
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,351 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Aug. 15, 2022