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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Paxtang Manor Historical Marker in Harrisburg

Over the past 9 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Dauphin County we came across the Paxtang Manor Historical Marker located along North Front Street near the intersection of Calder Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here's the information contained on it.
Paxtang Manor Historical Marker in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Paxtang Manor

A tract of 1272 acres, now this part of Harrisburg, was first surveyed in 1732 for Thomas Penn, and was known as Paxtang Manor. It was sold, 1760, to three colonial settlers; Thomas Simpson, Thomas Forster, Thomas McKee.

By: 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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