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

York County Prison

 
 
York County Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. York County Prison Marker
Inscription. The old county prison stood on this site from about 1750-1855. In early years of the Revolution, prominent British prisoners of war were held here.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.668′ N, 76° 43.612′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and S. George St., on the left when traveling east on King 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. Globe Inn ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); York and York County World War II Memorial ( about 400 feet away); Provincial Courthouse ( about 500 feet away); The First Court House of York County ( about 500 feet away); York surrenders to save city ( about 600 feet away); "Men who don't often weep wept then" ( about 600 feet away); Cherry Lane ( about 600 feet away); The Underground Railroad and Precursors to War ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Commercial building now occupies site of prison. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Commercial building now occupies site of prison.
 
 
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 1,146 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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