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

York

Capital of the Nation

 
 
York Capital of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. York Capital of the Nation Marker
Inscription.
from
September 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778
The Articles of Confederation
were adopted here
November 15, 1777
with the name
The United States of America

 
Erected by Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.675′ N, 76° 43.903′ 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. York County (a few steps from this marker); In the Old Court House here at York (a few steps from this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (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.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, 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 870 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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