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John Harris' Gift

Type: 

City

In 1785, the founder of Harrisburg set aside a four acre lot, now this section of Capitol Park, to be held in trust for the use of the State. The Legislature accepted the gift, 1810, when it voted to make this city the capital.

Dedication Date: 

08/10/1953

Location

Capitol Park, 3rd & Walnut Sts., Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.88