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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Lancaster 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> Lancaster County, PA (415) Berks County, PA (268) Chester County, PA (292) Dauphin County, PA (291) Lebanon County, PA (77) York County, PA (377) Cecil County, MD (181) Harford County, MD (188)  LancasterCounty(415) Lancaster County (415)  BerksCounty(268) Berks County (268)  ChesterCounty(292) Chester County (292)  DauphinCounty(291) Dauphin County (291)  LebanonCounty(77) Lebanon County (77)  YorkCounty(377) York County (377)  CecilCountyMaryland(181) Cecil County (181)  HarfordCounty(188) Harford County (188)
Lancaster is the county seat for Lancaster County
Lancaster is in Lancaster County
      Lancaster County (415)  
      Berks County (268)  
      Chester County (292)  
      Dauphin County (291)  
      Lebanon County (77)  
      York County (377)  
      Cecil County, Maryland (181)  
      Harford County, Maryland (188)  
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1Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 140 Years of Lancaster Baseball
The rules, equipment, and culture of baseball have evolved throughout American history. In 1845 the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club's president, Alexander Joy Cartwright, wrote several innovative guidelines for the game and has become known . . . Map (db m157459) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Abraham de Peyster
Abraham dePeyster Alderman of the City of New York 1685; Mayor of that City, 1691-95. Member of Earl Bellomont’s Council, 1698, Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court, 1698. Colonel Commanding, Regiment of Militia of City Trained Bands 1700 Chief . . . Map (db m54368) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — African-American Women Escape County Jail, 1835 — Lancaster County Sheriff, 'Dare Devil Dave' Miller secretly liberated women jailed by bounty hunters
Fulton Theatre, directly opposite of this block, is among the nation's oldest continually operating performance halls. When this site was the location of the Lancaster County Jail, a dramatic episode in the Underground Railroad history occurred. The . . . Map (db m136439) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F.
To honor the members of Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F. Originally Company No. 3 Penna. National Guard * Captain Charles P. Starr, Commanding Officer Captains * John D. Boger   * Alfred F. Compton   * Grant B. Weaver   * William . . . Map (db m54592) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Andrew Ellicott — (1754 - 1820)
Surveyor, mathematician, astronomer. Secretary, Pennsylvania Land Office, 1801-08. In 1803, while living here, he taught Meriwether Lewis surveying and navigation skills. Helped survey & draw boundaries of New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. & . . . Map (db m5171) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — B. F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse
B.F. Good / P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse built in 1899 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136616) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Bailey's Printshop
Francis Bailey, official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth, operated a printing office on this site from 1773 to 1780. Here, he produced many historic imprints including Thomas Paine's "Crisis No. 4."Map (db m177241) HM
8Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Benjamin Franklin — 1706 - 1790
[Front:] Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Philosopher Diplomat Inventor Scientist Printer Author [Left side:] Franklin College University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital Circulating Library . . . Map (db m136428) HM
9Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Captain Stephen Chambers — 1753 - 1789
Officer in Revolutionary War Delegate to the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States Trustee of Franklin College First Worshipful Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43 F. and AM Member of Lancaster Bar and . . . Map (db m157467) HM
10Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Central Market
The red brick market building directly before you is the oldest publicly owned, continually operated market in the United States, representing a Lancaster tradition since 1730. This building, which was constructed in 1889 by John Berger, is . . . Map (db m157468) HM
11Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Charles Demuth
Born in Lancaster, Nov. 8, 1883. Demuth achieved international fame for his precise modernist paintings including "My Egypt" and "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold." He traveled in the U.S. and abroad but resided after 1889 in this house. Here he died in . . . Map (db m5202) HM
12Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Citizen Soldier
Protecting freedom throughout the worldMap (db m161182) WM
13Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonel Matthias Slough — 1733-1812
Officer in Revolutionary War Member of General Assembly Coroner who presided at Inquest of Paxton Massacre Proprietor of White Swan Tavern Member of St. James ChurchMap (db m157469) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Colonial Mansion
This house, of true Georgian style, was built about 1750. The ground was purchased by Thomas Poultney, merchant, in 1749, John Passmore, first mayor of Lancaster, occupied the house at one time.Map (db m5226) HM
15Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Architecture
This one and a half story house is typical of the architecture during the period of early settlement of Lancaster, dating from 1730. Most of the local houses in 1800 were of this style.Map (db m5168) HM
16Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Early Transportation Routes
King Street Throughout Lancaster City's history, King Street has been a major thoroughfare between Philadelphia and points west. In 1733 work commenced on the King's Highway, now Route 340. This highway began at the square, extended eastward . . . Map (db m157545) HM
17Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Edward Shippen — 1703 - 1781
Chairman of Committee of Correspondence During American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster at time of Paxton Massacre Judge of the County Court One of Founders and a Trustee of Princeton University Grandfather of Peggy, wife of . . . Map (db m5207) HM
18Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — 37 — First Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Congregation traces its origin to 1742. The first regular pastor was Rev. John D. Woodhull, Revolutionary patriot. First building completed here in 1770; present edifice dedicated 1851. James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S., was a member.Map (db m122389) HM
19Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — First Reformed Church
Congregation of German, Swiss, and French settlers was formed about 1729. Log church here, Lancaster's first, 1736. Stone building, 1753; brick church, 1854. Rev. Philip Otterbein, Rev. William Hendel, Dr. Henry Harbaugh were eminent pastors.Map (db m5205) HM
20Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — First Reformed Church
This congregation, organized by French, Swiss and German settlers, 1730 - 1732. The Log Church, first church consecrated to the worship of God in this city, June 20, 1736, stood on this site. The First Bell hung on old hickory tree, . . . Map (db m161158) HM
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21Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Francis Asbury — 1745 - 1816
Near this spot on July 6, 1815 Bishop Asbury & Lancaster's Henry Boehm "bade one another adieu for the last time," ending his annual visits here, after thirty-five years.Map (db m161169) HM
22Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frank E. and Eva L. Manning — Alumni Green
In 1853 James Buchanan, president of the Board of Trustees and later the fifteenth president of the United States, chose this as the site of the newly merged Franklin & Marshall College. The College Building, which became known as Old Main in the . . . Map (db m157472) HM
23Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Franklin & Marshall College — Lancaster City
Franklin College, established in Lancaster in 1787, is the thirteenth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The college's founders included four signers of the Declaration of Independence, four members of the Constitutional . . . Map (db m161172) HM
24Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Franklin & Marshall College — Campus Historic District
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 2003 Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Preservation Pennsylvania Map (db m178762) HM
25Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial
In Remembrance of Members of the Franklin & Marshall College Community and All Others Who Perished in the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 World Trade Center, New York City, NY Jeffrey M. Charnoff '88 Edward J. . . . Map (db m178652) WM
26Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Sacred to the memory of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg who was born on the 1st day of January, 1750 and departed this life on the 4th day of June, 1801 Aged 51 years, 5 months and 5 days ------------------------------ Lutheran Pastor in Colonial . . . Map (db m54382) HM
27Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Fremont Boys
In eternal memory of Fremont Boys who served in the World's War Milton Anderson • Harold R. Aikins • Ernest Aikins • William Bossler • John E. Brown • Norman Bair • George Bair • Henry Bomberger • Charles Brown • . . . Map (db m161162) WM
28Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Fulton Opera House
Built in 1852 and named Fulton Hall in honor of Robert Fulton. It is considered an excellent example of the 19th century "Opera House." For more than 75 years, every major star of the American theatre appeared on its stage.Map (db m156656) HM
29Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — General Edward Hand — 1744 - 1802
Lancaster's leading soldier During Revolutionary War Friend and Companion-in-Arms of Gen. George Washington Member of Continental Congress Chief Burgess of Lancaster Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Rock Ford his Lancaster . . . Map (db m5211) HM
30Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — George Ross
Soldier, ardent patriot, jurist, and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, settled at Lancaster about 1751. Site of his country house, now marked by monument, is on Ross Street, nine blocks north. Died, 1779.Map (db m5227) HM
31Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B.
Here rest the bones of Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. who, as a true shepherd, tended this congregation with the Gospel of Christ for 35 years. His spirit joyfully escaped its shell, which collapsed here on the 23rd of May, 1815, in . . . Map (db m54386) HM
32Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Grape Hotel
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33Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Harry P. Forry
Harry P. Forry Lt. Army Air Force July 14, 1942 Planted by Post 34 American LegionMap (db m177456) WM
34Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry E. Muhlenberg — 1753 - 1815
A leader among the pioneer botanists of America. Lived here during his last 35 years when the stone building was the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church.Map (db m161159) HM
35Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry Krauskopf House and Store
Oldest surviving structure for the manufacturing and marketing of cigar boxes and tobacco related products, built in 1874, has been placed on the National Register of the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177509) HM
36Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Henry Norwood "Barney" Ewell — (1918-1996)
A graduate of McCaskey High School and Penn State Univ., Ewell was one of the world’s leading sprinters and long jumpers in the late 1930s and 40s. Cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics during WWII prevented Ewell from competing in his prime. . . . Map (db m135752) HM
37Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Historic Site in Journalism — [The Lancaster Journal] —
Lancaster Newspapers, published on the site of Francis Bailey's colonial printshop, trace their roots to the Lancaster Journal of 1794. The Journal was published and edited by William Hamilton and Henry Willcocks. It merged with the Intelligencer, . . . Map (db m188845) HM
38Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Founded in 1730. A session for an Indian treaty was held in the original church building in 1762. The present edifice was dedicated in 1766. Here are interred the remains of Thomas Wharton (1778) and Gov. Thomas Mifflin (1800).Map (db m5124) HM
39Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Home Site of Col. William Henry — 1729 - 1786
Prominent patriot Master rifle maker Enterprising and successful experimenter in steam navigationMap (db m5156) HM
40Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Honor Roll — WWII * Veterans * West End
For all who have served to keep our country free Nov. 11, 1975 --- Mayor Richard M. Scott [Plaque just to left of center:] Carl F. Adams, Jr. --- Michael W. Cuskey, Jr. --- J. Markel Hall J. Paul Aierstock --- W. Douglas . . . Map (db m181429) WM
41Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Honor Roll
Honor roll erected as a lasting tribute to the men and women of Bausman who served their country in World War II Elizabeth Atlee • Robert C Beard • William D Beard • Russell B Bechtold • Christian P. Becker • David H Becker • Raymond . . . Map (db m202183) WM
42Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — In memory of Jeffrey W. Jones
Im memory of Jeffrey W Jones who died in the line of duty on June 13, 1981 while saving the life of another. In memory of Jeff's life and distinguished service, Bausman Fire Co. No. 1 dedicates special life saving rescue equipment so that . . . Map (db m202180) HM
43Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — In Memory of World War I Heroes
In memory of World War I HeroesMap (db m136430) WM
44Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
Lawyer, statesman, diplomat, and fifteenth President of United States, lies buried in this cemetery, about 350 yards southeast. His home, Wheatland, located on Marietta Avenue, is marked with a bronze tablet.Map (db m5117) HM
45Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
President of the United States 1857 – 1861 Given in memory by Dulon F. BuchmillerMap (db m54356) HM
46Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Buchanan
Fifteenth President of the United States, lies buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery located five blocks to the south on Queen Street.Map (db m84451) HM
47Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hale Steinman, A.B., LL. B., LL.D.
October 22, 1886 - December 31, 1962 Graduate of the Yeates School, The Hotchkiss School, Yale University University of Pennsylvania School of Law President and publisher of Lancaster newspapers Chairman of the board, Intelligencer Printing . . . Map (db m5163) HM
48Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hazlett Binns — 1912 - 1985 — Industrialist • Patriot • Humanitarian • Mentor —
He rose from sales trainee to become president and chairman of Armstrong World Industries, a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. A leader in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster, . . . Map (db m5324) HM
49Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Tilden Sheckard — 1878 – 1947
Dedicated to the memory of James Tilden Sheckard 1878 – 1947 the Lancaster County boy who starred on the Baltimore Orioles the Brooklyn Dodgers and the famous Champion Chicago Cubs of 1906-1910 to become one of the great outfielders of all . . . Map (db m54364) HM
50Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Jasper Yeates — 1746 - 1817
Member of Committee of Correspondence During Revolution Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Delegate to the State Convention which Ratified the Constitution of the United States Man for Whom Yeates School was named . . . Map (db m5209) HM
51Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Durang
To the Memory of John Durang First native-born American Actor Born within sight of this building Jaunary 6, 1768 Map (db m122422) HM
52Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Durang — (1768 - 1822)
The first American-born professional stage performer, Durang gained fame as a dancer, actor, clown, musician, acrobat, choreographer, and puppeteer. Born in Lancaster near here, he performed in the northeastern US, eventually founding his own . . . Map (db m175023) HM
53Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John F. Reynolds — (1820-1863)
Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. He was killed early on the first day. Buried in Lancaster Cemetery, he was born and resided . . . Map (db m84450) HM
54Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Frederick Steinman, Ph. B., LL. D.
August 21, 1884 - December 23, 1980 Graduate of the Yeates School, the Hotchkiss School, and Yale University Publisher and chairman of the board of Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. Chairman of the board, Intelligencer Printing Company Co-founder . . . Map (db m5162) HM
55Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Fulton Reynolds
Colonel of the Fifth Infantry, U.S. Army Major General of Volunteers Born September 21, 1820 Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg while commanding the Left Wing of the Army of the Potomac July 1, 1863 Erected by Independent Battery I Pa. Light . . . Map (db m54370) HM
56Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — John Marshall
The Great Chief Justice John Marshall 1755-1835 "United we are strong, divided we fall" "Silverheels" "That [the slave trade] is contrary to the laws of nature will scarcely be denied. That every man has a right to the . . . Map (db m136429) HM
57Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Joseph Simon — (1712 - 1804)
Jewish pioneer and merchant, Simon played a significant role in the development of central and western PA. He participated in expeditions as far as the Mississippi and helped establish Lancaster as a center for exploration, trade & settlement. . . . Map (db m147204) HM
58Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Klauder-Apple Walk — dedicated to Charles Zeller Klauder and Henry Harbaugh Apple
Charles Zeller Klauder (1872 - 1937), a Philadelphia architect and prolific designer of educational buildings, was selected as Franklin & Marshall's architect and planner in 1923. During the next seven years, he designed Franklin-Meyran and . . . Map (db m178651) HM
59Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County
Formed on May 10, 1729 out of Chester County. Named for Lancashire in England. County seat, Lancaster, was chartered a borough in 1742; a city in 1818. It was the State capital, 1799-1812. County is noted for its rich farmland and ethnic diversity.Map (db m5203) HM
60Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Civil War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Civil War Civil War 1861 - 1865Map (db m136506) WM
61Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Korean War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Korean War 1950 - 1955Map (db m136508) WM
62Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of Lancaster County November 11, 2011Map (db m136504) WM
63Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War 1964-1975Map (db m136503) WM
64Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County World War II Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to World War II Merchant Marine Veterans of Lancaster County November 11, 2012Map (db m136505) WM
65Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County World War II Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of Lancaster County Veterans for their service and sacrifice during World War IIMap (db m136507) WM
66Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster County's "Old Sycamore" — (Platanus Occidentalis)
This sycamore was here when the colony of Pennsylvania was "Penns Woods". The tree is situated on land that was part of a 1718 Penn grant, deeded by Penn to the early settlers. Documented over the centuries: "Pennsylvania's Most Massive . . . Map (db m187569) HM
67Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster Rotary Park: 100 years of Rotary International — Lancaster City
On February 23, 1905 Rotary International, the world's first and largest non-profit service organization was founded. Paul Harris met with three of his friends in Chicago, Illinois, to promote business fellowship. The name "Rotary" derived from the . . . Map (db m136618) HM
68Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster's 'freedom spies' — Rauch, Boston helped Thaddeus Stevens thwart slave catchers, circa 1850
In an upper floor office this square at No. 8 West King Street, the notorious George Hughes operated a business that supported bounty hunters who came here from Southern states tracking formerly enslaved Africans living and working in relative . . . Map (db m136494) HM
69Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Lancaster's Historic Diversity — Lancaster City
At the root of Lancaster City's history, one major element is consistent...diversity. In the mid 1700s, the first citizens were from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds — German, Scots-Irish, and English. ❖ German . . . Map (db m136450) HM
70Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Leo F. Hauck — 1888 – 1950
Memorial to Leo F. Hauck 1888 – 1950 In an era of top middleweight and light heavyweight boxers, 1905 – 1920, Leo Hauck rose through them all to become “Uncrowned Middleweight Champion of the World.” Always a clean . . . Map (db m54366) HM
71Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Major John Light — 1755-1834
Served throughout the Revolutionary War Fought in Battles of Lake Champlain Princeton and Yorktown Chief Burgess of Lancaster Member of St. James ChurchMap (db m5213) HM
72Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Mathias Roeser
Here from 1740 to 1771 lived one of colonial America's most important gunsmiths. His work was central to development of the Pennsylvania rifle. Other family members and an apprentice, William Henry, Sr., became leading gunsmiths & supplied arms to . . . Map (db m5167) HM
73Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Military Stables and Barracks
This long building was used as military stables during the Revolution. On opposite side of street, stood the Barracks where British and Hessians were imprisoned during that period.Map (db m5122) HM
74Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Montgomery House
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this house was built in 1804 for prominent Lancaster attorney William Montgomery by Harrisburg based architect Stephen Hills. The Montgomery House originally contained a rare oval room on the first . . . Map (db m136443) HM
75Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Monument to John Wise
Famous pioneer aeronaut of America, who was born in Lancaster in 1808 and lived most of his life near this spot. Beginning in 1835 he completed, from many towns, 462 balloon ascensions during his lifetime. John Wise lies in Lake . . . Map (db m126335) HM
76Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Moravian Cemetery Site
The cemetery of the Lancaster Moravian Church was located on this site from 1742 until 1917. During 1917 the graves were removed and interred in Green Wood Cemetery and this portion of land became the site of the Lancaster Post Office. . . . Map (db m161165) HM
77Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Neff's Mill Bridge (1875) — Pequea #7
In 1797, Wendel and Anne Bowman built a three-story stone mill that once stood adjacent to this bridge for over two hundred years. Bowman petitioned the courts to build a road or "cartway" near this bridge to the village of Strasburg so farmers . . . Map (db m177205) HM
78Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Center Square (Penn Square)
Indian wigwams, a hickory tree, and a spring - that was old center square "Hickory Town" prior to 1730. In that year, however, significant changes occurred as Andrew and James Hamilton laid out Lancaster Townstead with an open square. Streets . . . Map (db m5151) HM
79Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Courthouse
In 1739, the small brick courthouse of old Lancaster, one of the first in America, was completed. The two story courthouse was constructed in the center of the square and provided a courtroom on the first floor, and a council chamber and small . . . Map (db m5134) HM
80Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Jail
The Lancaster jail was located a half block to the north from 1753 to 1851. The last remaining Conestoga Indians were held here in protective custody in 1763. They were killed by a vigilante group, the Paxton Boys. No arrests were made.Map (db m186147) HM
81Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Patriots of St. James Church
In honor of members of St. James’ Church who served America during the time of the Revolution •     •     • George Ross Signer of the Declaration of Independence •     •     • Major General Edward Hand Friend and companion in arms of General George . . . Map (db m54381) HM
82Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Penn Square — Lancaster City
Since its establishment in 1730, Lancaster City has been a bustling, vibrant community with a rich history. Founded by James Hamilton, an English businessman, the city was designed to be the county seat, with a Courthouse placed in the center of . . . Map (db m5201) HM
83Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Pennsylvania Medical Society
Founded April 11, 1848, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church on this site. Its purpose was to foster the advancement of medical knowledge, relieve suffering and promote the health of the community. Samuel Humes, M.D., of Lancaster was the first . . . Map (db m5206) HM
84Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, 1834 — Travel cut to 3½ days across Pennsylvania on first chartered railroad, canals & inclined planes — Lancaster City —
This narrow stretch of land from here to Harrisburg Avenue was part of the state's first chartered public railroad, providing a vital ink to Lancaster's city center. Now known as Mayor Janice C. Stork Corridor Park, this is the last remaining . . . Map (db m177437) HM
85Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Revolutionary War Stables
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86Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Reynolds House
Birthplace and residence of Major General John F. Reynolds of the Army of the Potomac. Killed on the morning of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, his body lies buried in Lancaster Cemetery.Map (db m5165) HM
87Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Robert Coleman — 1749 - 1825
Associate Judge of Lancaster County Member of Legislature Delegate to State Convention which Ratified the Constitution of the United States Ironmaster of Lancaster County Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Father of Ann - Buried . . . Map (db m5210) HM
88Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Rock Ford
Name of Colonial mansion of Edward Hand. Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and notable Lancaster physician. George Washington was entertained here in 1791. The old mansion is about a half mile to the southeast.Map (db m5229) HM
89Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Roll of Honor — World War II
Inscribed herein are the names of our Fellow Employees of the Floor Plant who served in our country's Armed Forces May 1, 1940 - December 31, 1946 Map (db m161175) WM
90Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ross H. Sachs
Ross H. Sachs was a beloved coach at Franklin & Marshall College for over two decade. A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Ross was a three-sport athlete at Gettysburg High School and earned All-State honors in basketball and football. After . . . Map (db m136436) HM
91Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Ruamie Hill Binns — 1914 - 2002 — Civic Leader • Volunteer • Philanthropist • Friend —
She shared her talents and her spirit with Lancaster for six decades, including leadership roles in family and children's services, the Junior League, the Community Chest, the Lancaster General Hospital, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. A . . . Map (db m5323) HM
92Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — S. Dale Kaufman — (1911 - 1977)
S. Dale Kaufman, senior partner in the architectural firm of Haak, Kaufman, Reese and Beers, was the principle architect in the nationally recognized restoration of this market which captured the 1976 H.U.D. honor award for design excellence. A . . . Map (db m5157) HM
93Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — S. Woodrow Sponaugle '37
S. Woodrow "Woody" Sponaugle was an outstanding athlete, coach, and athletic director at Franklin & Marshall. The winner of nine letters and Little All-America honors as an undergraduate, Woody returned to the college in 1948 to serve sixteen years . . . Map (db m136435) HM
94Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Sgt Joseph E Jackson
To the children in memory of Sgt Joseph E Jackson. Far away in an alien land he found not only a war but children. Children the same as those he knew at home friendly smiling and eager for knowledge.Map (db m53458) HM
95Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Shippen House
Site of house occupied 1751-1781, by Edward Shippen; lawyer, judge, Chairman Committee of Observation, and grand-father of Peggy Shippen Arnold. An earlier occupant was Thomas Cookson, first Burgess of Lancaster Borough.Map (db m31893) HM
96Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Simon Snyder
Born, 1759, on this site. Governor of Pennsylvania for three terms, 1808-17. His strong appeal for a call to arms, and defense of sound currency, during War of 1812, are noteworthy. Died in 1819 at Selinsgrove.Map (db m5120) HM
97Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre — December 27, 1763
Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre December 27, 1763Map (db m122636) HM
98Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Directly before you in the square stands the soldiers and sailors monument, erected in 1874 by the Lancaster County Monumental Association to honor the brave men and women of Lancaster County who died to save the Union during the Civil War. The . . . Map (db m5129) HM
99Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — St. James' Church (Episcopal)
Founded 1744. Original structure built 1746-53; this building begun 1820. George Ross, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was vestryman. Buried here are the patriots Edward Shippen, William Atlee, Edward Hand, and Jasper Yeates.Map (db m5204) HM
100Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — St. James Churchyard
Within this churchyard rest in unmarked graves more than two hundred people: Townsfolk, Native Americans, Colonists, British and American Soldiers. These men, women and children, many of whom are unknown, represent the numerous religions, . . . Map (db m161152) HM

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