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

Rock Ford

 
 
Rock Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Rock Ford Marker
Inscription. Name of Colonial mansion of Edward Hand. Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and notable Lancaster physician. George Washington was entertained here in 1791. The old mansion is about a half mile to the southeast.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.419′ N, 76° 16.998′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Duke Street Extended and Rockford Road, on the right when traveling north on S. Duke Street Extended. Touch for map. Marker is at the Conestoga River. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (approx. one mile away); Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. (approx. one mile away); Sgt Joseph E Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fulton Opera House (approx. 1.4 miles away); George Ross (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Related marker.
Rock Ford Mansion image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Rock Ford Mansion
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. General Hand's grave at St. James' Cemetery
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Conestoga River near the marker. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. The Conestoga River near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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