York Pennsylvania

The City, County, and the Area  


York History

Greater York Area Business and Reference Directory

From a historical perspective, York, PA and York County PA and the surrounding counties are known for:

Also see Libraries and Museums

bulletYork is named after York, England and its nickname "the White Rose City" comes from the War of the Roses between York, England and Lancaster, England
bulletYork County
bulletYork County Heritage Trust 
bulletYork County History from the York Daily Record
bulletYork County History from The Penns To The Present from yorkcounty.org
bulletbeing the first capital of the United States of America (history of York)
bulletCreation of the Articles of Confederation
bulletbeing on the historic Lincoln Highway (Now US Route 30)
bulletthe Haines Shoe House near Hallam
bulletthe Conway Cabal   intrigue in the American Revolution to remove George
Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
bulletthe original home of the York Peppermint Patties now owned by Hershey Foods;
History of York Peppermint Patties
bulletYork was the farthest most city occupied by the Confederacy (Civil War)
bulletThe Battle of Hanover (Civil War)
bulletThe Battle of Hanover and Community Profile  
bulletThe York Plan (WWII)
bulletThe Wrightsville/Columbia Bridge
bulletThe Underground Railroad and York County, Pennsylvania
bulletThe York Imperial apple discovered in near York in 1830; especially good for baking
bulletThe Political Graveyard   Politicians buried in York
bulletWhere are the Susquehannock?
bulletYork County 250th Anniversary Celebration
bulletRed Area Lion Historical Society  
bulletTaverns by the Wayside - Cumberland County
bulletYork County Snack Foods and Plant Tours
bulletDelta & Cardiff Heritage Festival
bulletThe Hex Story new2.gif (284 bytes)
bulletBaseball in York new2.gif (284 bytes)
bulletCamp Security is the site of a Revolutionary War Prison camp that housed over 3000 British and Hessian prisoners of war between 1781 and 1783 (more #1)  (More #2)
bulletIron Furnaces and Iron Works, York County Index Pennsylvania Iron Furnace Sourcebook new2.gif (284 bytes) Codorus Furnace supplied ammunition to the colonists.
bulletVirtual York: An Architectural Experience new2.gif (284 bytes) Great pictures!
bulletHistoric Wrightsville Inc new2.gif (284 bytes)
bullet Rivertownes PA USA  The mission is to promote, preserve and enhance the culture, heritage
and related commerce and recreational activities in the Pennsylvania
Susquehanna river towns of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville and
surrounding areas. 
bulletLancaster County
bulletColumbia Historic Preservation Society  
bulletLancaster Historical Society This site provides you with access to
Lancaster County history, including a calendar of upcoming events, online exhibits, library and archival collections, and more.
bulletLancaster Mennonite Historical Society Pennsylvania’s source for Mennonite & Amish history, genealogy, theology, and culture.
bulletSouthern Lancaster County Historical Society
bulletLancaster Chapter National Railway Historical Society
bulletCentral Market and the Tradition of Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
bulletAdams County 
bulletAdams County Historical Society Box 4325, Gettysburg, PA 17325 717/334-4723
bulletAdams County Bicentennial Celebration
bulletNew Oxford History
bulletPolitical Graveyard
bulletCumberland County  
bulletCumberland County Historical Society
bulletDauphin County 
bulletThe John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
bulletPennsylvania
bulletPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
bulletPennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations
bulletAlliance of Pennsylvania County Historical Societies (APACHS)
bulletSigns of History - Pennsylvania This project lists historical markers by county.
York County Lancaster County Adams County Cumberland County Dauphin County
bulletHistory and Heritage of the Susquehanna Valley
bulletThe Historical Markers of York County
bulletNorth American Fortifications A Catalogue and Gazetteer of
Forts and Fortresses, Frontier Posts and Camps, Blockhouses and Seacoast Batteries in The United States and Canada
bulletForts in Southeastern Pennsylvania
bulletNational Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
bulletMaryland
bulletHistorical Society of Carroll County, MD
bulletHistorical Society of Harford County, MD
bulletLocal Legacies
bulletHistory of Conowingo
bulletFun "York Facts" include the following:
> More than one fourth of York County's workers are employed in manufacturing -- almost 55,000 people.
> Harley-Davidson Motor Company is one of the state's 20 largest manufacturing employers.
> York International machinery air conditions the chunnel between England and France, and the Kremlin in Russia.
> York County once had 16 automobile manufacturers.
> America's first ironclad steamboat was made in York in 1825 by John Elgar, and was
launched in the Susquehanna River.
> York manufacturer A.B. Farquahr was the first international exporter of agricultural
instruments.
> America's first diesel tractor was made by R.H. Sheppard of Hanover.
 

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