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Harris' Ferry - PLAQUE

Type: 

Plaque

On the river bank, a short distance west of this stone, was the landing place of HARRIS' FERRY the most historic crossing place on the Susquehanna. A great part of the early migration into western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley passed this way. The ferry-right was first granted to John Harris, father of the founder of Harrisburg, in December, 1733. For over half a century the site of Harrisburg was known as Harris' Ferry.

Dedication Date: 

09/25/1915

Location

opposite 219 S Front St. (John Harris Mansion), in Riverfront Park, Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.88