Early Telegraph

Early Telegraph (HM3AP)

Location: Mount Joy, PA 17552 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 7.332', W 76° 32.569'

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First commercial telegraph line in the U.S. ran along this railroad right-of-way. Completed from Lancaster to Harrisburg, 1845. The first message, "Why don't you write, you rascals?", was received, Jan. 8, 1846.
HM NumberHM3AP
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceTrain
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1947
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 368537 N 4442461
Decimal Degrees40.12220000, -76.54281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.332', W 76° 32.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 19.9200" N, 76° 32' 34.1400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1340 W Main St, Mount Joy PA 17552, US
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