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

John Harris, Jr.

1726 - 1791

 
 
John Harris, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. John Harris, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Buried here is the founder of the city of Harrisburg. In 1785, he and five others planned and named the city.
 
Location. 40° 15.806′ N, 76° 49.785′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Wilhelm Road. Touch for map. Marker is in the Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Maclay, Esq. ( a few steps from this marker); Paxton Church ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paxton Presbyterian Church ( about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Paxton Church ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Parson John Elder House ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Bellevue Park ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Bishop McDevitt High School ( approx. 1.4 miles 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 markers related to John Harris, Jr.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Grave Stone of John Harris, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
2. Grave Stone of John Harris, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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