Penn Common

Penn Common (HM3FU)

Location: York, PA 17401 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.454', W 76° 43.661'

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York, Pennsylvania. Since 1741, when the town of York was founded, Penn Common has been used as an area for public gatherings. In 1816, the Common was deeded to the Borough of York by the heirs of William Penn, to be kept as a "public Common forever." During the Civil War it became the site of a military hospital where over 14,000 Union troops were treated. In 1890, the City of York developed this land into a public park for its citizens.

Renovations: 1979. Funded by the City of York and the U.S. Heritage Conservation Recreation Service. Aided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs and the Penn Common Planning Committee.
HM NumberHM3FU
Year Placed1979
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352430 N 4424476
Decimal Degrees39.95756667, -76.72768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.454', W 76° 43.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 27.24" N, 76° 43' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-132 W College Ave, York PA 17401, US
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