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

Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription. Lancaster Newspapers, published on this site of Francis Bailey's colonial printshop, trace their roots to the Lancaster Journal of 1794. the Journal was published and edited by William Hamilton and Henry Willcocks. It merged with the Intelligencer, founded in 1799, which today is the thirteenth oldest newspaper in the United States. In 1880, Intelligencer publishers and attorneys W. Uhler Hensel and Andrew J. Steinman successfully pursued a landmark press freedom case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Intelligencer journal, Lancaster New Era (1877) and Sunday News (1923) make up Lancaster Newspapers today.
 
Erected 1993 by Society of Professional Journalists.
 
Location. 40° 2.273′ N, 76° 18.385′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on W. King Street 0.1 miles from Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bailey's Printshop ( a few steps from this marker); Home Site of Col. William Henry ( within shouting distance of this marker); S. Dale Kaufman ( within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument ( within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse ( within shouting distance of this marker); Old Center Square (Penn Square) ( within shouting distance of this marker); Central Market ( within shouting distance of this marker); Early Transportation Routes ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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