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

York Inter-State Fair

 
 
York Inter-State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. York Inter-State Fair Marker
Inscription. Recognized as America's oldest agricultural fair, dating its origin from a charter issued by the Penns in 1765. Discontinued after 1815, the fair has been conducted annually since 1853 by the York County Agricultural Society. The present ground has been used since 1888.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.251′ N, 76° 45.281′ W. Marker is in West York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on W. Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fairgrounds Entrance, York PA 17404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1917 1919 (a few steps from this marker); 459 West Market Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); 455 West Market Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) (approx. 0.9 miles away); J. Allen Baer House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. one mile away); William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur (approx. one mile away); Phineas Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. York Inter-State Fair - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com
Entrance to Fairground image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Entrance to Fairground
(Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. York Fair - Welcome To The York Fairgrounds!. Official Fair Site (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Grandstand image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Grandstand
 
 
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 1,234 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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