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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dauphin County, PA (318) Cumberland County, PA (408) Juniata County, PA (18) Lancaster County, PA (521) Lebanon County, PA (100) Northumberland County, PA (112) Perry County, PA (60) Schuylkill County, PA (136) York County, PA (424)  DauphinCounty(318) Dauphin County (318)  CumberlandCounty(408) Cumberland County (408)  JuniataCounty(18) Juniata County (18)  LancasterCounty(521) Lancaster County (521)  LebanonCounty(100) Lebanon County (100)  NorthumberlandCounty(112) Northumberland County (112)  PerryCounty(60) Perry County (60)  SchuylkillCounty(136) Schuylkill County (136)  YorkCounty(424) York County (424)
Harrisburg is the county seat for Dauphin County
Adjacent to Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
      Cumberland County (408)  
      Juniata County (18)  
      Lancaster County (521)  
      Lebanon County (100)  
      Northumberland County (112)  
      Perry County (60)  
      Schuylkill County (136)  
      York County (424)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Berrysburg — The Romberger-Stover House125 East Market Street
The Romberger-Stover House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m137387) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Dauphin — Col. Timothy Green
In the graveyard to the south rests Timothy Green, officer in the French and Indian War; signer of the Hanover Independence Resolves in June, 1774; an outstanding leader of this region in the Revolution.Map (db m12506) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Duncannon, Reed Township — Clark's Ferry Bridge Company
William Jennings - President Christian W. Lynch - Vice-president William Wills - Secretary Patrick F. Duncan - Treasurer Frank M. Masters - Chief Engineer Ralph Modjeski - Consulting Engineer Paul P. Cret - Consulting Architect The Vang . . . Map (db m19710) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Duncannon, Reed Township — Pennsylvania CanalEastern Division
This Division was built, 1826-33; operated until 1901. Here, at old Clark's Ferry Towpath Bridge, the State's great inland canal traffic in iron, coal, and lumber crossed the Susquehanna. Lykens Valley coal trade, by way of Wiconisco Canal, . . . Map (db m6901) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Elizabethville — Eisenhower Ancestral Home
Built in 1854 by Jacob F. Eisenhower Grandfather of Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States of America From this farm the family migrated to Kansas in the summer of 1878.Map (db m12495) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Elizabethville — Elizabethville Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all the men and women, past and present, who have served their country with honor and pride in the Armed Forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m122685) WM
7 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Grantville, East Hanover Township — Fort Manada
In this vicinity stood James Brown's log house-fort, named Fort Manda when garrisoned as an outpost of Fort Swatara from January, 1756 to May, 1757. Its usual complement consisted of 21 officers and men. No description of the fort has survived.Map (db m12508) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Grantville, East Hanover Township — Hanover Resolves
The earliest resolves for independence in the State. Drawn June 4, 1774, by Col. Timothy Green and eight Hanover Township patriots. They committed their cause to "Heaven and our Rifles"Map (db m31307) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Gratz — Gratz
Named for Simon Gratz. Founded 1805Map (db m218082) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Gratz — Leonard Reedy(1776-1837) — Famous Gratz Gunsmith —
Site of original log house-- Early Settler in Gratztown 1816- Skilled Gunsmith 1796-1837- Veteran of the War of 1812 Justice of the Peace 1818-1837 His Pennsylvania Kentucky rifles found in Museums and private collections Craftsmanship is . . . Map (db m218083) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Halifax — Fort Halifax
One of the chain of frontier defense of the province of Pennsylvania in the French and Indian Wars stood 500 feet to the west built 1756 by its commander Colonel William Clapham Marked by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the . . . Map (db m163590) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Halifax — Halifax and Vicinity World War I Memorial
In honor of our boys of Halifax and Vicinity who served the American colors in The Great World War for liberty and humanityMap (db m137388) WM
13 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Halifax, Halifax Township — Fort Halifax
Just west of this point stood Fort Halifax. It was built in 1756 by Col. William Clapham, and was one of the chain of frontier forts built to protect settlers in this region during French and Indian War days.Map (db m12503) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — “Never Again”
    This memorial to the Holocaust, once a dream for survivors who settled in this community, became a reality in 1994 and was rededicated in 2007.     The monument represents a spiritual reminder of the darkest chapter of history, when Hitler . . . Map (db m159633) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — 104th Cavalry
This tablet erected by The Veterans Association of the 104th Cavalry and the active members of the regiment in memory of the officers and men who died in service of their country dedicated 12 June 1971 on the fiftieth . . . Map (db m6715) WM
16 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — 22 South 3rd Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m134659) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — 314 South 2nd Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m152331) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — 333 Market Street
At 341 feet in height, 333 Market Street represents the pinnacle of Harrisburg's robust skyline and is not only the city's tallest building, but also the tallest of any building located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Built in 1977 as part of . . . Map (db m6686) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — A Bench by the Road: Old Eighth Ward of Harrisburg
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no . . . Map (db m213138) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — A. Carson Stamm Residence
This stately Georgian Revival-styled edifice at 333. S. Thirteenth Street was completed in 1909 as the home of prominent Harrisburg attorney A. Carson Stamm (1863-1939); The building is unique both in location as a single home nestled within the . . . Map (db m31292) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Abraham Lincoln
On February 22, 1861, while journeying to Washington for his Inauguration, Lincoln stopped at the Jones House, on this site. From the portico of the hotel, he addressed a large crowd gathered in Market Square.Map (db m6577) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Agents of Change1913 - 1953 — Briggs Street —
Bethel During the World Wars When the Commonwealth purchased the State Street Church to extend the Capitol Complex, church leaders—Mr. C. Sylvester Jackson and his wife—purchased a lot on Briggs Street at Ash Avenue for a new sanctuary. . . . Map (db m134672) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Bellevue Park
The centerpiece of improvements to Harrisburg's marvelous park system, launched in 1902, was the "Crown Jewel" of Reservoir Park situated at the city's summit. Adjacent to this summit, flowing to the south, were the open fields of an old farm named . . . Map (db m6889) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Bishop McDevitt High School
Standing picturesquely upon a slope rising to the summit of Reservoir Park and at the apex of Market Street's climb from Center City is Bishop McDevitt High School, primary parochial secondary school serving the City of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg . . . Map (db m6888) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Breeze Hill
Quietly nestled at the corner of 21st Street and Bellevue Road is a true historic landmark: the home of the internationally recognized founder of the American Civic Association and modern-day American Rose Society, J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948). . . . Map (db m6893) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Brigadier General Joseph F. Knipe House
In the home at 329 S. Front Street between 1866 and 1880 resided Brigadier General Joseph Farmer Knipe (1823-1901), accomplished Union commander during the Civil War. It was Knipe who named Camp Curtin, the largest Civil War troop deployment camp . . . Map (db m121988) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Broad Street Market
The Broad Street Market consists of the oldest continuously operated market houses in the United States. By the advent of the Civil War, Harrisburg began to develop north of North Street onto the newly subdivided lands of William Verbeke, John . . . Map (db m106002) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — C. Delores Tucker(1927 - 2005)
Civil rights leader and activist for women, she was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment and policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail, and lowering the voting age to . . . Map (db m6767) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camel Back Bridge
A covered wooden bridge, designed by Theodore Burr, was built here in 1813-17; called "Camel Back" because of its unique arch design. The structure, partly rebuilt in 1847 and 1867, was replaced after severe flood damage in 1902.Map (db m6375) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camelback and Market Street Bridges
The bridge river crossing at this spot is Harrisburg's oldest and most historic. First to be erected was the Camelback Bridge, known for its irregular and "rolling" covered bridge profile and the first bridge to ever cross the Susquehanna River that . . . Map (db m6376) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camp Curtin
Harrisburg's Civil War importance as a transportation center and state capital became strikingly clear upon the fall of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in April of 1861 when President Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania Governor . . . Map (db m202196) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camp Curtin
Here on 80 acres stood a great training camp of the Civil War. It was named after Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania Governor, 1861-67. Between April 1861 and April 1865, more military units were organized here than at any other Northern camp.Map (db m202197) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camp Curtin1861 — 1865
In memory of more than 300,000 soldiers of the Civil War, the flower of the nation's youth and the maturity of her manhood, who passed into and out of this camp to the field of battle. A united country enjoys the fruits of their victory for liberty . . . Map (db m202198) HM WM
34 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camp Curtin Fire Company No. 13
The growth of Harrisburg's 10th Ward north of Maclay Street had, by the turn of the 20th Century, necessitated the formation of a new volunteer fire department. Prior to that time, the closest station was the Reily Hose Company, now the Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m137429) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church2212 North 6th Street — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 400 —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m137427) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Capital Of The Keystone State Preserved!Harrisburg
Harrisburg was one of the prizes Robert E. Lee’s army was after. Home to Camp Curtin, the largest Northern training camp of the war, Harrisburg’s network of railroads was vital for moving troops and supplies for the Union war effort. The capital of . . . Map (db m102317) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Capitol Park
The deliberations during the first decade of the 19th Century through which Harrisburg prevailed in achieving State Capital status were in part spawned by the donation by John Harris, Jr., in 1785, of four acres of the oldest portion of Capitol Park . . . Map (db m6696) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Capt. George A. Brooks
Killed in the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. Aged 28 years. Died on the Field of HonorMap (db m236486) WM
39 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — City Island
This 63-acre Susquehanna River jewel and major tourism and recreational destination has lured human occupations not just since Harrisburg was founded and throughout the ensuing centuries but also by prehistoric native Americans beginning at least . . . Map (db m7098) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Cottage Ridge
As the City of Harrisburg grew northward during the latter part of the 19th Century, N. Front Street had not yet attained its distinction as a prime residential boulevard. The riverbank, which was littered with sewage and debris, and adjacent low . . . Map (db m137432) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge
The coming of the railroad to Harrisburg in 1836 led to the construction of the first bridges to span the Susquehanna, since the building of the Camelback Bridge in 1817, which planted the seed for what would become the city's trademark of . . . Map (db m44405) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Dauphin County
Formed March 4, 1785 from part of Lancaster County. The name honors the eldest son of the French King Louis XVI. Harrisburg, the county seat, was laid out in 1785 and chartered a city in 1860. Since 1812 it has been the State capital of . . . Map (db m6399) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Dauphin County Civil War Memorial
To the soldiers of Dauphin County who gave their lives for the life of the Union. In the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion. 1861-1865. Erected by their fellow-citizens. Map (db m137431) WM
44 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Dauphin County Courthouse
Dauphin County's third and present courthouse since the 1785 creation of the County was completed in 1943 at this, the traditional and most prominent entrance to the City of Harrisburg. It replaced the second Courthouse, erected in 1860, which stood . . . Map (db m6400) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Dauphin Deposit Bank Building
The structure across the street is the oldest bank building in the Harrisburg Metropolitan Area and stands as an icon to the financial institution that helped to fuel the City's growth since the 1830's. Survivor of several Economic Panics, the Civil . . . Map (db m6632) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel
On the site directly across the street stood the Eagle Hotel, a three-story brick structure opened by George Buehler in January of 1812. It was here that Charles Dickens stayed when touring America in 1842 during which time he authored "American . . . Map (db m6750) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Engleton
By the end of the 19th Century, Harrisburg's distinction as State Capital, transportation center and nucleus of industry unleashed development energy to keep pace with the pressing need for housing in the rapidly growing city. Builders emerged to . . . Map (db m6254) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Evolution of Harrisburg's Skyline
Harrisburg's distinction as the Susquehanna River's trademark is garnered through both its stunning riverfront setting and its ever-growing skyline, presenting a panorama of urban vitality and economic health. Since 1822 when the Federal-styled dome . . . Map (db m137435) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Executive Mansion
The second official Governor's residence occupied a site across this street. Originally a private home acquired in 1864, it was altered and enlarged by many of its occupants. In the 1880's it was referred to as "Keystone Hall." After 96 years of . . . Map (db m6288) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Executive Mansion
The first official Governor's residence stood at this site. Purchased in 1858, it housed only two governors. Packer and Curtin. It was sold in 1864 when the second official residence, which became "Keystone Hall," was acquired.Map (db m202204) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Federal Square
One block northeast of Harrisburg's Market Square is located a place that became known by the end of the 19th century as Federal Square, the block bounded by N. Third, Locust, Court and Walnut Streets. Since 1877, this block has been the site of the . . . Map (db m6695) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Firefighters' Memorial Monument
This statue, plaza and site perpetually commemorates the past and present dedication, skill and contributions of the men and women of the fire service of the City of Harrisburg and of this Commonwealth and Nation. Forever shall this site . . . Map (db m159723) WM
53 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Former William Penn High School
The simultaneous completion of Harrisburg's two state-of-the-art high schools in September of 1926 represented a milestone in the deliverance of quality public education to a city which had grown so rapidly in the first quarter of the 20th Century . . . Map (db m137430) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Genevieve Blatt (1913 - 1996)
One of the most influential women in Pennsylvania politics in the 20th century. First woman to be elected to a statewide office, Secretary of Internal Affairs, and to be nominated by a major party to run for the U.S. Senate. Elected to the . . . Map (db m6308) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — George J. Heisely Residence and the National Anthem Reported missing
In the building at the northwest corner of N. Second and Walnut Streets lived George J. Heisely (1789-1880) who was a Harrisburg mathematical instrument and clockmaker. Heisely had joined the First Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia's First . . . Map (db m106004) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Governor's Residence
This is the present home of the Governor of Pennsylvania. It was completed in 1968 and is the third official executive mansion located in Harrisburg.Map (db m6245) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Governor's Residence
Opposite is the present home of the Governor of Pennsylvania. Designed in the Georgian Revival style, it was completed in 1968 and is the third official executive residence in Harrisburg. "Keystone Hall," an earlier Governor's residence, located . . . Map (db m6247) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Governors’ Row
This fine collection of historic Front Street townhouses is the single most important row of homes that can be associated with the lives of early Pennsylvania Governors. The original houses on the block; Federal in style and dating to 1812 were . . . Map (db m6374) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Grace Methodist Church
After the state capitol was destroyed by fire on February 2, 1897, this church building became the temporary quarters of the state legislature while the new capitol was being constructed.Map (db m202205) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Grace United Methodist Church
This church, built between 1873 and 1878, can be said to have saved Harrisburg from losing its status as the Capital of Pennsylvania. Since 1809, efforts were made to return the Capital from its temporary location at Lancaster to Philadelphia . . . Map (db m202206) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Grand Opera House
On the southeast corner of N. Third and Walnut Streets stood the Grand Opera House, erected in 1873 at a cost of $160,000, by the Masonic Fraternity and designed by architect Frank E. Davis. Serving also as the Harrisburg Masonic Temple, lodge rooms . . . Map (db m6748) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Green Street ResidencesOne Hundredth Anniversary — 1906-2006 —
1100, 1102, 1104, 1106 and 1108 Green Street were designed by the renowned Harrisburg architect Charles Howard Lloyd (1873-1937). The five residences were erected by the Union Real Estate Investment Company in 1906 on a property purchased . . . Map (db m159641) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Greetings to Future Harrisburgers
In a shaft directly beneath this monument, in a metal cylinder is contained a documented history of Harrisburg from it's early beginnings along with evidences of the way of life in our time. It is our fervent hope that you will bring them to light . . . Map (db m6337) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harris' Ferry
On the river bank, a short distance west of this stone, was the landing place of Harris’ Ferry, the most historic crossing place on the Susquehanna. A great part of the early migration into Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley . . . Map (db m121983) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harris Switch Tower
By 1929, Harrisburg's growth as a freight and passenger rail hub in the eastern United States necessitated the introduction of new rail interlocking technologies to guide the convergence of high volume locomotive traffic through the city. At that . . . Map (db m6849) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg
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.Map (db m7107) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg
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.Map (db m7110) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg
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.Map (db m7159) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Cemetery
Here is established Harrisburg's oldest and largest Cemetery and final resting place of many noted individuals of national, state and local importance in all walks of life. Chartered in 1845, the Cemetery was created just outside the limits of the . . . Map (db m6851) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Cemetery
This 35-acre cemetery, chartered by the Commonwealth and opened in 1845, is the oldest and largest in the capital city. It is noted for its ornate statuary, original caretaker's house designed by A.J. Downing, and late Victorian landscape . . . Map (db m7109) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg CemeteryHarrisburg — Civil War Trails —
Harrisburg Cemetery holds the remains of many famous Pennsylvanians, including those who contributed to the Commonwealth's and the Union's military and anti-slavery efforts prior to, and during, the Civil War. Union and Confederate soldiers wounded . . . Map (db m137426) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Cemetery Caretaker's CottageCirca 1845
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Preservation Award recognizing the restoration of the Caretaker's Cottage at Harrisburg Cemetery . . . Map (db m236454) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Giants
Harrisburg-based Negro League baseball team founded around 1900 and operated by Colonel William Strothers until his death in 1933. One of 27 major Negro League teams across the nation, the Giants finished in second place in the Eastern Colored . . . Map (db m7103) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg High School and Former John Harris High School
Harrisburg's explosive growth after World War I opened new lands for development, both uptown above Maclay Street, and on Allison Hill east of 18th Street. Prior to that time, the Technical and Central High Schools, on Walnut and Forster Streets . . . Map (db m136554) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Hospital
Harrisburg Hospital, the city's first public hospital, opened in the former South Ward School building in 1873, beginning a course that today makes Harrisburg a major health and research center. The school faced Mulberry Street (now vacated) which . . . Map (db m6600) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg Public Library Dauphin County Library System
Founded in 1889, the Harrisburg Public Library became a national model of 19th Century efforts to bring the world's information to community residents, a role that continues today. Its first home was at 125 Locust Street in a building erected by . . . Map (db m6346) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg State Hospital
First known as the "City on the Hill,” the Harrisburg State Hospital was opened in 1851 as Pennsylvania's first institution built tor the care and treatment of the mentally ill, and one of the first such facilities in the United States. By the . . . Map (db m224203) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Harrisburg's Grand Review of Black Troops Reported damaged
The Grand Review for Union armies took place in Washington, D.C., in late May 1865. The veterans marched down Pennsylvania Avenue past President Andrew Johnson amid the cheers of thousands of grateful citizens. Conspicuously absent, however, were . . . Map (db m121992) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Hilton Harrisburg and Towers
When it opened amidst regalia and fanfare in the fall of 1990, the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers reclaimed Harrisburg's traditional role as Central Pennsylvania's primary destination for the lodging and conference industry. Although plans for a . . . Map (db m6556) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Historic Harrisburg Resource Center
Built in 1893 to house two banking organizations, the Central Guarantee Trust & Safe Deposit Co. and the Merchants National Bank, this building served the community for 100 years, most recently as the Broad Street Offfce of the . . . Map (db m143751) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Historic Midtown Market District
Just prior to the Civil War, Harrisburg's northern development reached only as far as North Street, although its northern boundary extended to Herr Street under an annexation to the original Borough in 1838. In 1860, Harrisburg was incorporated as a . . . Map (db m6794) HM
82 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Hope Fire Station
Directly across this street stands the Hope Fire Station, oldest fire station in Harrisburg and one of the oldest in the U.S. It was originally owned by the Hope Fire Company, which was organized in 1814, and which built this building in 1871. . . . Map (db m6740) HM
83 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — In Honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery
In honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery Colonel Cornelius Cox Colonel Andrew Porter Major John Brooks Captain John Hamilton Captain Abraham Huey Lieutenant Andrew Berryhill Lieutenant Adam Boyd . . . Map (db m137423) WM
84 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Italian Lake
As early as 1903, reference was made to a strip of ground at the "head of Second Street" above Division Street which would become part of the comprehensive parks improvement plan advanced by landscape architect Warren Manning of Boston at the start . . . Map (db m6485) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — J. Donald Cameron(1833 - 1918)
U.S. Senator, 1877-97. Secretary of War under Ulysses Grant, 1876-77. President, Northern Central R.R., 1863-74. Son of Simon Cameron. His mansion here, acquired 1870, had many visitors and was the scene of major political and business decisions.Map (db m6299) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — J. Donald Cameron Mansion
During the midst of the Civil War fury in 1863 would rise this magnificent residence, situated directly across this street, which was purchased in 1870 by J. Donald Cameron (1833-1918), son of Simon Cameron. The elder Cameron had served as President . . . Map (db m6297) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — J. Henry Chayn1st Ind. Mounted Vols. — In Memory of —
Died of wounds received at Cheat Mountain, Western Virginia, December 3, 1861, Aged 35 years & 3 months.Map (db m236475) WM
88 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — J. Horace McFarland(1859 - 1948)
Printer, horticulturist, conservationist, and "City Beautiful" advocate. President, American Civic Association, 1904-24, and editor, "American Rose Annual," 1916-43. He worked successfully for preservation of Niagara Falls and creation of the . . . Map (db m159634) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — James McCormick Mansion
This house was built in 1869 by James McCormick, Jr. (1832-1917), a noted banker, industrialist, community leader and member of one of Harrisburg's oldest families. His father, James McCormick Sr., was one of the early Presidents of Dauphin Deposit . . . Map (db m6344) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Frederick Hartranft1830 - 1889
1861 - Raised 4th and 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers 1865 - Special Provost Marshall for Lincoln Conspirators 1866 - 1879 Governor of Pennsylvania, State Constitution Revised 1879 - Father of Modern National Guard of Pennsylvania 1886 - Medal . . . Map (db m6716) HM
91 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
92 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Harris' Gift
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.Map (db m6713) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Harris Mansion
Built by John Harris Jr., founder of Harrisburg, in 1764-66. It was Simon Cameron's home, 1863-89, and many famous people visited there. It is now home of the Dauphin County Historical Society.Map (db m6598) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Harris Sr. Grave Site
Here lies John Harris, Sr., father of the founder of the City of Harrisburg, who emigrated from Yorkshire England in the early 18th Century to share in the opportunities of William Penn's new world. First locating in Philadelphia, Harris made his . . . Map (db m6596) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Harris, Sr.The Harris Family and the New Settlement
John Harris was born in Yorkshire County, England in 1673. A brewer by trade, he came to Philadelphia in 1694 and spent a few years in there working at removing stumps and building and clearing city streets. Harris became a friend of Edward . . . Map (db m121991) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — John Harris, Sr., and the Mulberry Tree
The Story as reported by Robert Harris, grandson of John Harris, Sr., in 1828. Around 1720, a band of Indians stopped at the Harris trading post requesting rum. John Harris refused to grant them. In anger, they tied Harris to a nearby . . . Map (db m121993) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Keystone Hall
Although Harrisburg was designated State Capital in 1810 and has had a State Capitol Building since 1822, it was not until just prior to the Civil War in 1858 that an official Governor's residence was procured. Prior to that time, Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m6289) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Kunkel Building
This building was erected in 1914 as the home of the Mechanics Trust Company, a Harrisburg bank that later went "bust" during the Depression. the Bank was one of many of the era that made Harrisburg the region's financial center, a role the city has . . . Map (db m6657) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Leaders, Stewards and Advocates1873-1913 — East State Street —
By 1873, Bethel AME Church served three elements of the city’s Black population; those free before the Civil War, those emancipated and placed in Bethel’s care by the Freedman’s Bureau; and immigrants fleeing the South’s Jim Crow laws. To shelter . . . Map (db m85932) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg — Lest We Forget
This statue erected by grateful parents of soldier sons in honor of those living and dead who served in the World War. This boulder from the foot of Round Top, Battlefield of GettysburgMap (db m6287) WM

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