The First National Thanksgiving

The First National Thanksgiving (HM2G8)

Location: York, PA 17401 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.774', W 76° 43.604'

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Was proclaimed from York by the Continental Congress on November 1, 1777 to be celebrated on Thursday, December 18. It was written by Sam Adams of Massachusetts. "The Father of the Revolution," who advocated for the first time "one day of public thanksgiving" for all of the states after the battle of Saratoga. "That with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts."
HM NumberHM2G8
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByVarious Historical and Patriotic Societies and The National Thanksgiving Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352522 N 4425067
Decimal Degrees39.96290000, -76.72673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.774', W 76° 43.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 46.4400" N, 76° 43' 36.2400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13 PA-74, York PA 17401, US
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