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In 1816, members of the York community came together and formed this company to protect the town from fire and to provide a clean, reliable supply of drinking water. This early example of a public - private partnership is the nation's oldest inves…
Laid out in 1741, by order of the Proprietors; the first Pennsylvania town west of the Susquehanna River. Seat of the Continental Congress, 1777-78; birthplace of the Articles of Confederation.
This flag pole is dedicated to the
men and women veterans of York County
by the Joint Veterans Council
to honor all living and departed veterans.
May the Stars and Stripes fly forever
from this pole as a symbol of freedom
as it did in the …
A tribute to
Combat Wounded Veterans
who gave so much of themselves
in all wars
Purple Heart Medal Est. 1782
Dedicated May 30, 2001
Dedicated to the everlasting memory
of those who sacrificed their lives
on the altar of freedom in all wars.
To those who served our country
in time of war for the freedom
of all men everywhere
They gave their today for our tomorrow.
Inspired by a Gold Star Mother's love for her fallen son, the Veterans Memorial Star Healing & Peace Garden is a thoughtfully designed commemorative arboretum dedicated to all who serve in the United States Armed Forces. This living monument is a …
Born into slavery in 1805, William C. Goodridge was sent to York at age six to apprentice as a tanner. At age 16, Goodridge was given his freedom, left York and was trained as a barber. He returned to York in the 1820s. After opening a barber shop…
Founded in 1749, York County was the fifth county in Pennsylvania and the first to be formed west of the Susquehanna River. Convinced that the area had gained sufficient population, wealth, and the need for a local government, the provincial gover…
This property has been
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
This tablet, marking the site of the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States during its location at York, from 1829 to 1836, is placed by Zion's Classis in grateful remembrance of the church fathers who here laid foundatio…