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

Columbia

 
 
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Columbia Marker
Inscription.  Originally Wright's Ferry, founded by John Wright in 1726. An early center for turnpike, canal, and railroad activity, at an important Susquehanna River crossing. First bridge built in 1812.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.969′ N, 76° 30.366′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 462) and N. Second Street, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia PA 17512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Highway (a few steps from this marker); Railroads During the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia and Its Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susquehannock Apartments
Veteran's Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. Veteran's Memorial Bridge
Bridge over Susquehanna River from Columbia to Wrightsville, PA.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Columbia Public Grounds Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia: a Transportation Hub (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, January 6, 2012
3. National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia
The National Watch & Clock Museum officially opened in 1977. The exhibits span the entire history of timekeeping technology from early non-mechanical devices to today's atomic and radio- controlled clocks.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Dianne Bowders of York, Pennsylvania.
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