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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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Highway (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); The River: a Corridor and a Barrier (approx. 1.2 miles away); Burning the Wrightsville Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springetsbury Manor (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
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.
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.
 
 
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 1,082 times since then and 26 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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