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

York County

 
 
York County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. York County Marker
Inscription. Formed August 19, 1749 from Lancaster County, it was Pennsylvania's fifth to be established. York, the county seat, was laid out in 1741. Continental Congress met in York, 1777-78. Here it adopted Articles of Confederation; ratified treaties with France.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.675′ N, 76° 43.912′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and Pershing Ave., on the left when traveling east on W. Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the Old Court House here at York (a few steps from this marker); York (a few steps from this marker); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (a few steps from this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Four Chaplains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); York County's 250th Anniversary (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. York County Heritage Trust. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. York County. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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