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York County, PA. Role of York County throughout History. Inhabitants of York. The area of York was first inhabited by Indians. York was founded in 1741 when Thomas Cookson surveyed the land of the Codorus Creek. Applicants for the land then began to settle. In The Beginning….

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York County, PA

Role of York County throughout History


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Inhabitants of York

  • The area of York was first inhabited by Indians.

  • York was founded in 1741 when Thomas Cookson surveyed the land of the Codorus Creek.

  • Applicants for the land then began to settle.


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In The Beginning…

  • Great Britain established dictatorship over the 13 colonies.

  • The 13 colonies were upset because they had no voice concerning matters in the British parliament, resulting in rebellion with the Boston Tea Party.

  • The 13 colonies then went to war to become independent from Great Britain.


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Second Continental Congress Takes Action to form a government unlike that of Great Britain.

  • In 1775, Congress appointed George Washington the commander and chief of the Continental Army. Under Washington was Horatio Gates appointed Adjutant General with the rank of brigadier.

  • While Washington was fighting his battles without much success, Gates won the battle of Saratoga, NY on October 17th 1777.


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  • On November 15 to form a government unlike that of Great Britain.th 1777 the 2nd Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, America’s first constitution, at the York County Courthouse, York, PA.


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  • On December 18 to form a government unlike that of Great Britain.th 1777 the Second Continental Congress “proclaims National Day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”


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  • The Conway Cabal was started by Major General Thomas Conway who was a supporter of General Gates.

  • Conway and his followers thought that Gates deserved to be Commander in Chief because of his victories in battle.

  • Washington had his fair share of losses in battle and some thought that he did not deserve the title of Commander in Chief.


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York County, PA Today January 31

  • York has preserved some of the history that has taken place in its own backyard.

  • Many of the building structures, although restored, still stand today and are accessible to all who wish to view history.

  • York County is very proud of its history dating back 250 years.


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York’s Historical Structures January 31

  • The Plough Tavern

  • A man named Martin Eichelberger built the Plough Tavern in 1741.

  • During this time people bought plots of land and had to secure them by building a four-room log house.


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  • This is what Eichelberger did. January 31

  • He later came back to build on to the house.

  • This is why the first floor is made of logs and the second and third floor is made of bricks and exposed wood shaped as a plough.

  • The Plough Tavern is built in a Germanic Medieval style.


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  • The tavern was used as a hotel, a restaurant, and a meeting place where politics were discussed.

  • The Eichelberger family lived in two rooms upstairs while the rest of the house was open to the public.

  • During the 2nd Continental Congress’ nine month stay in York, The Plough Tavern became a relaxing gathering place where men could find shelter, nourishment, and could speak their minds.


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  • The Gates House place where politics were discussed.

  • A man named Joseph Chambers in 1751 built the Gates House.

  • This house is an English Colonial Style house.


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  • The Bobb Log House was named was General Horatio Gates.

  • A man named Barnett Bobb bought a lot of land in 1811. He paid $25.11 for the lot.

  • As the law stated he had one year to build a log house on it or he would lose his land.


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Closing Remarks of land as well as a log house.

  • York has played a large role in history dating back 250 years. The people today are proud of the history in their county and continue preserve the history left behind.

  • York has the 2nd largest historic district in our state. Philadelphia is the largest.


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Bibliography of land as well as a log house.

  • www.yorklinks.net

  • www.bartleby.com/65/co/ConwayCa.htm

  • www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle/continental.cong.htm

  • www.yorkheritage.org/articles/html/history.html


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  • www.york-county.org/misc/history.htm of land as well as a log house.

  • www.yorkheritage.org/articles/html/home/html.

  • Information was also received from the York Historical Society tour guide


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