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Rock Ford

 
 
Rock Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Rock Ford Marker
Inscription.  Name of Colonial mansion of Edward Hand. Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and notable Lancaster physician. George Washington was entertained here in 1791. The old mansion is about a half mile to the southeast.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 40° 1.419′ N, 76° 16.998′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Duke Street Extended and Rockford Road, on the right when traveling north on S. Duke Street Extended. Marker is at the Conestoga River. 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. At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Greenland Cemetery
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(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Rock Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Stevens Greenland Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (approx. one mile away); Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. General Hand's grave at St. James' Cemetery
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Rock Ford. Further information and links related to General Hand and Rock Ford plantation. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Rock Ford Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Rock Ford Mansion
The Conestoga River near the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. The Conestoga River near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,471 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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