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

Harrisburg

 
 
Harrisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Harrisburg Marker
Inscription. Pennsylvania's capital since 1812. As Harris' Ferry, was settled a century before by John Harris Sr. Laid out as a town in 1785 by John Harris Jr. For over 200 years a center of travel, trade and historic events.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.447′ N, 76° 51.558′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Opposite entrance to Reservoir Park. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reservoir Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moment of Mercy (approx. mile away); Bishop McDevitt High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); State Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Breeze Hill (approx. half a mile away); Bellevue Park (approx. half a mile away); Harrisburg Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker is at the City Line on State Street. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Marker is at the City Line on State Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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