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

Early Telegraph

 
 
Early Telegraph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Early Telegraph Marker
Inscription.  First commercial telegraph line in the U.S. ran along this railroad right-of-way. Completed from Lancaster to Harrisburg, 1845. The first message, "Why don't you write, you rascals?", was received, Jan. 8, 1846.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNotable EventsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1846.
 
Location. 40° 7.332′ N, 76° 32.569′ W. Marker is in Mount Joy Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Old Harrisburg Pike half a mile west of Snyder Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy PA 17552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Witness Tree (approx. 1.9 miles away); Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Donegal Presbyterian Church
Early Telegraph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 15, 2020
2. Early Telegraph Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); The Witness Tree Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Standby Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2.3 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); War Memorial Park (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Railroad tracks paralleling the Susquehanna River. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
3. Railroad tracks paralleling the Susquehanna River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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