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

Lancaster County

 
 
Lancaster County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Lancaster County Marker
Inscription.  Formed on May 10, 1729 out of Chester County. Named for Lancashire in England. County seat, Lancaster, was chartered a borough in 1742; a city in 1818. It was the State capital, 1799-1812. County is noted for its rich farmland and ethnic diversity.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1877.
 
Location. 40° 2.322′ N, 76° 18.236′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on N. Duke Street, 0.1 miles south of Grant Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry E. Muhlenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Demuth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Reformed Church (about 400 feet away); a different
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marker also named First Reformed Church (about 400 feet away); Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (about 400 feet away); Thaddeus S. Henry (about 400 feet away); St. James' Church (Episcopal) (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Saint James (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Lancaster County. Links and information about the County of Lancaster. (Submitted on June 3, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Lancaster County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Lancaster County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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