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

Phineas Davis

 
 
Phineas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Phineas Davis Marker
Inscription. Site of shop where, in 1831, Davis designed and built first coal-burning locomotive steam engine in United States, called "The York." Here, also, was built "The Codorus," first iron steamboat made in America.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.53′ N, 76° 44.048′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Newberry 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. William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); York County (approx. 0.2 miles away); In the Old Court House here at York (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. Allen Baer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); York (approx. 0.2 miles away); Golden Plough Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Phineas Davis - wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Building at location image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Building at location

2. Phineas Davis - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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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 1,382 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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