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By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
Marker and house that is now on the site.
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Maytown — Simon Cameron
Noted leader in state and national politics, statesman, diplomat, member of Lincoln's cabinet, U.S. Senator. Was born, 1799, in a log house that stood on this site. Died in 1889 at Donegal Springs. — Map (db m5721) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
Here is situated the stone residence of John Harris, Jr. (1727-1791), the founder of Harrisburg, which he erected at the end of the French and Indian War in 1766. In 1785, the Borough of Harrisburg was laid out in the house's front parlor by Harris . . . — Map (db m6594) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — 46 — Paxton Presbyterian Church Founded in 1716 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
The first building on this site, a log structure, was erected about 1716. Regular pastorate was established in 1726. The present stone building was erected in 1740 and was restored in 1931. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in continuous . . . — Map (db m122383) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Church
Organized as a congregation in 1732, with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region. — Map (db m6822) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Church
A short way from here is early 18th century Paxton Church. The first pastor was installed in 1732. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, Senator William Maclay, and many other eminent leaders. — Map (db m6821) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris, Jr. 1726 - 1791
Buried here is the founder of the city of Harrisburg. In 1785, he and five others planned and named the city. — Map (db m6826) HM

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