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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

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York, York, Pennsylvania, USA
York, also known as Yorktown in the mid 18th to early 19th century, was founded in 1741 by settlers from the Philadelphia region, and named for the English city of the same name. By 1777, most of the area residents were of either German or Scots-Irish descent.[3] York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887. During the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted in York, though they would not be ratified until March 1781.

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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - Penna R.R. Depot, York, Pa.
York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - High School
York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - Hotel Yorktowne, York, Pa.
York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

Hotel Yorktowne, York, Pa.

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1777 to 1778 - Articles of Confederation
October 1777 - June 1778 - While Congress was sitting in York, it approved the Articles of...Read MORE...

News  1856 - Tornado
Further Particulars. - The storm of Saturday night was quite serious at York, Pa. The Gazette...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Lead
Lead of the best quality has been found near York, Pa.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 25, 1869
News  1888 - Hall Collapses
A Hall at York, Pa., collapsed on the 26th during an entertainment, burying three hundred persons...Read MORE...

1894 - April 10 - York, PA received 26 inches of snow

The Weather Channel
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York, a city, capital of York co., Pa., on Codorus Creek, 28 miles SSE. of Harrisburg, on the...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Fire Destroys Printing Plant
Special to The Inquirer.

YORK, Pa., July 16.- Hard luck seems to follow James K. Taylor, a...Read MORE...

1932 - Bob Hoffman of York is hailed the world round as the Father of Weightlifting. Hoffman started York Barbell Corp. in 1932 and preached the gospel of physical fitness throughout his life as an US Olympic coach, businessman and philanthropist. resources/ state-facts/ pennsylvania.html
1969 - Two killed in race riots in York; 60 people arrested, city block burned webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Robert Baxter ANDERSON (1763, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 7 August 1823, Cedar Grove, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA)

flag  Joseph BISSELL / BISEL (November 29 1788, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - October 26 1852, Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA) gravestone

flag  Anna Catharina EHRHARD (April 11 1695, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 1790, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown))

 flag  Theodore R HELB (17 October 1851, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 4 February 1929, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag  John LOUGHRY (1737, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 1810, Randolph, Charlotte, Virginia, USA)

flag  John Wilson SCOTT (29 May 1763, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 13 March 1847, Waynesville, De Witt, Illinois, USA) gravestone

flag  Bessie Romain STRINE (17 February 1901, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 16 July 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

 flag  Lester Francis BOURGARDE (18 April 1899, Colesville, New York, USA (Harpursville) (Nineveh) - 16 July 1980, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)) gravestone

flag  Anna Catharina EHRHARD (April 11 1695, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 1790, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown))

immigrant flag  Wilhelm SPRENCKEL (1695, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany - January 16 1772, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown))

immigrant flag  Thomas Dubois WOOD (1718, Sligo, Ireland - 1760, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown))

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Lester Francis BOURGARDE (18 April 1899 - 16 July 1980) & Bessie Romain STRINE (17 February 1901 - 16 July 2001)
married 19 February 1927

Cemeteries in York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

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