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

John Harris’ Gift

 
 
John Harris' Gift Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. John Harris' Gift Marker
Inscription. In 1785, the founder of Harrisburg set aside a four-acre lot, now this section of Capitol Park, to be held in trust for the use of the State. The Legislature accepted the gift, 1810, when it voted to make this city the capital.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.713′ N, 76° 52.929′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Third Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is just north of Walnut Street on the Capitol lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Square (a few steps from this marker); Capitol Park (a few steps from this marker); Strawberry Square Phase I (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 104th Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Old Dauphin County Courthouses (about 300 feet away); Old Dauphin County Prison (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other
Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.
John Harris, Jr. markers.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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