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Encyclopedia > Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°2′23″N 76°18′16″W / 40.03972, -76.30444
Lancaster
City
Skyline of downtown Lancaster, dominated by the W. W. Griest Building.
Seal
Official name: City of Lancaster
Nickname: The Red Rose City
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
County Seal of Lancaster County Lancaster
Location Penn Square
 - coordinates 40°2′23″N 76°18′16″W / 40.03972, -76.30444
Highest point
 - elevation 368 ft (112 m)
Area 7.4 sq mi (19 km²)
 - land 7.4 sq mi (19 km²)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km²)
 - metro 802 sq mi (2,077 km²)
Population 55,381 (2000)
 - urban 55,561
 - metro 494,486
Density 7,614.6 /sq mi (2,940 /km²)
Founded 1730
 - Incorporated 1818-03-10
Mayor Rick Gray (D)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 717
Location of Lancaster in Lancaster, County
Location of Lancaster within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.cityoflancasterpa.com

Lancaster, is a city in the South Central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the county seat of Lancaster County. With a population of 55,351,[1] it is the 8th largest city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, and Bethlehem. The metropolitan area population stands at 494,486 making it the 102nd largest metropolitan area in the US. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links LancasterPA.PNG‎ James Pirrung I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Lancaster_PA_seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as the Garden Spot of America since the 18th century, is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... Berks County’s location in Pennsylvania Reading’s location in Berks County Country State County Berks Founded 1748 Government  - Mayor Thomas McMahon Area  - City 10. ... 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Locally, Lancaster is pronounced as LANK-ih-stir, rather than the more common pronunciation LAN-cas-ter.

Contents

History

Named after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright. Its symbol, the red rose, is from the House of Lancaster. Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn's Woods Charter of William Penn. Lancaster was layed out by James Hamilton in 1734. Lancaster was incorporated as a borough in 1742 and was incorporated as a city until 1818.[2] During the American Revolution, Lancaster was the capital of the colonies on September 27, 1777, when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British. After meeting one day, they moved still farther away, to York. Lancaster was capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812, after which the capital was moved to the Harrisburg. Lancaster was one of the winning communities for the All-America City award in 2000. For other uses, see Lancaster. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... The House of Lancaster is a dynasty of English kings. ... Events March 4 - Charles II of England grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn (born 4 July 1934) is a Northern Irish peer and politician, and currently Lord Steward of the Household. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... Year 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Continental Congress was the first national government of the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ...


Geography

Lancaster is located at 40°2'23" North, 76°18'16" West (40.039860, -76.304366),[3] and is 368 feet above sea level.


The city is located about 34 miles southeast of Harrisburg, 70 miles west of Philadelphia, 55 miles north-northeast of Baltimore and 87 miles north of Washington, D.C. This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


The nearest towns and boroughs are Millersville (4.0 miles), Willow Street (4.8 miles), East Petersburg (5.3 miles), Lititz (7.9 miles), Landisville (8.6 miles), Mountville (8.8 miles), Rothsville (8.9 miles), and Leola (8.9 miles). Millersville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Willow Street is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... East Petersburg is a borough located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (approximately 10 km) north of Lancaster. ... Salunga-Landisville is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Mountville is a borough located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Rothsville is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Leacock-Leola-Bareville is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²) of it is land and 0.14% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Architecture

Here are the main types of architecture that still dominate the city of Lancaster, with a local example of each.

Colonial house Henry M. Jacksons home Everett, Washington A colonial house is a style of house. ... A Georgian house in Salisbury For the unrelated architecture of the country Georgia, see Architecture of Georgia (country). ... Federal style architecture occurred in the United States between 1780 and 1830, particularly from 1785 to 1815. ... The Railway station of Albury, New South Wales, Australia was built in the Italianate Architectural Style in 1881 Italianate Architectural Style Italianate Architectural Style Italianate Architectural Style Italianate, also known as Tuscan or Lombard, describes the style of villas which developed in England, emerging from the Picturesque Movement of the... The canonical example of Second Empire style is the Opéra Garnier, in which Neo-Baroque meets Neo-Renaissance. ... An American Queen Anne style home in Lebanon, Illinois. ... Romanesque Revival is a style of building in the late 19th century (roughly 1840 and 1900) inspired by the 11th and 12th century Romanesque style of architecture. ... Central Market is a farmers market located adjacent to Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... Colonial Revival home of Henry M. Jackson in Everett, Washington The Colonial Revival was a nationalistic architectural style and interior design movement in the United States. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 56,348 people, 20,933 households, and 12,162 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,616.5 people per square mile (2,940.0/km²). There were 23,024 housing units at an average density of 3,112.1/sq mi (1,201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.55% White, 14.09% African American, 0.44% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 17.44% from other races, and 3.94% from two or more races. 30.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


In 2000, 24.34% of Lancaster residents were of Puerto Rican ancestry. The city has the highest concentration of Puerto Ricans in Pennsylvania. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "Spanish Rose." Lancaster celebrates its Hispanic heritage once every year with the Puerto Rican Festival.[5]


There were 20,933 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.4% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.23. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,770, and the median income for a family was $34,623. Males had a median income of $27,833 versus $21,862 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,955. 21.2% of the population and 17.9% of families were below the poverty line. 29.2% of those under the age of 18 and 12.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Lancaster suffers from high unemployment, especially in the southeastern quadrant.[6] This area, which includes census tracts 8, 9, 15, and 16, had unemployment rates of 10.9%, 10.1%, 3.5%, and 9.0% , respectively, in 1999, when the rest of the county was 4.9%. The Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board sees a persistent problem in underemployment: "People are working but surviving just on the edge of poverty." Outside the city, however, employment has increased 18% by adding 34,900 jobs between the years 1999 and 2002.


Lancaster City has been in the process of recreating itself recently with an explosion of specialty shops, boutiques, bars, clubs, and reinvestment in downtown institutions and locations.


Since 1999,[1] the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority, Penn Square Partners and the City's Redevelopment Authority have pursued a controversial plan to build a 300-room Marriott Hotel and a 220,000-square-foot taxpayer funded convention venue in and near the space formerly occupied by the Watt & Shand department store, preserving only the building's façade.[2] The project's supporters believe it would promote the revitalization of the city's center. Its opponents, however, feel it poses a significant risk to taxpayers. [3][4] This plan also includes the demolition of significant portions of other historic sites, including Thaddeus Stevens' home. [5] The Lancaster County Convention Center, including the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, is a new convention center in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. With initial preparation in late 2006 and a projected opening in the summer of 2008, the Lancaster County Convention Center is one of many projects designed...


There are also plans to convert an area of unused polluted industrial grounds, which were once occupied by Armstrong World Industries, into playing fields for Franklin & Marshall College. This action is expected to take up most of the former industrial site. The northeastern corner will be developed with funds from Lancaster General Hospital. The hospital plans to create a mixed-use development which will add several city blocks to Lancaster’s grid. F&M's president, John Fry, has also orchestrated the construction of new dormitories and apartments for Franklin & Marshall students along Harrisburg Pike. Franklin & Marshall College (abbreviated as F&M) is a highly selective four-year private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ...


Transportation

The Route 16 bus leaving Millersville inbound to Lancaster.
The Route 16 bus leaving Millersville inbound to Lancaster.

The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) provides local bus transit to Lancaster City as well as surrounding areas in Lancaster County. RRTA is headquartered outside the City of Lancaster. Millersville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Red Rose Transit Authority is a transit agency serving Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ...


Capitol Trailways provides intercity bus transit from the Lancaster train station to King of Prussia, Philadelphia, and New York City. Lancaster Train Station is an Amtrak rail station and intercity bus facility located at 53 McGovern Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Amtrak also serves the Lancaster train station, located at 53 McGovern Avenue. Lancaster is served by Amtrak trains traveling between Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. [6] The city is served by the Lancaster Airport, located north of downtown and just south of Lititz. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... This picture is looking down the runway 31. ... Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (approximately 10 km) north of Lancaster. ...


Notable residents

See also: Category:People from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

August Burns Red August Burns Red is a technical metalcore group from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Lieutenant Andrew James Baldwin, M.D., USN (born February 5, 1977) is a humanitarian, US Naval Officer, physician, navy diver, and triathlete. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... A bachelor is a man above the age of majority who has never been married (see single). ... For the 1999 movie The Bachelor starring Chris ODonnell, see The Bachelor (film). ... For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ... Charles Demuth (November 9, 1883 - October 23, 1935) was an American Precisionist painter. ... Gretchen Egolf (born 1973, Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a TV and film actress. ... Tristan Egolf (December 19, 1971 - May 7, 2005 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA) was an American novelist, author, and a political activist. ... Andrew Ellicott on a miniature portrait from 1799. ... Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) founded the All Music Guide in 1991. ... All Media Guide (commonly known as AMG), is the company which owns and maintains All Music Guide, All Game Guide and All Movie Guide. ... For other persons named Robert Fulton, see Robert Fulton (disambiguation). ... Personal Information Birth May 12, 1970 ) West Chester, Pennsylvania Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Henry Eugene Garber was a MLB player. ... Jennifer Gareis Jennifer Gareis (born on 1 August 1970 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American actress, best known for her role as Grace Turner on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Edward Hand (December 31, 1744–September 3, 1802) was an American physician and soldier from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Jonathan Groff is an American stage performer and TV actor. ... Spring Awakening redirects here. ... For other men with the same name, see: Wiliam Henry (disambiguation). ... Thomas Mitchell Herr (born April 4, 1956 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1979 to 1991 for the St. ... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division  Name Lancaster Barnstormers (2005-present) Team Colors red, navy blue, khaki Ballpark Clipper Magazine Stadium Championships League titles: (1) 2006 Division titles: (1) 2006  Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners General Manager: Kevin Cummings Manager: Von Hayes Media: Lancaster Intelligencer... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 1981 Major League affiliation Washington Nationals Home ballpark Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Hagerstown, Maryland Current uniform colors black, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design A baseball wearing a black cap and sunglasses superimposed over an orange sunburst. ... Milton S. Hershey (September 13, 1857 - October 13, 1945) founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. ... The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), until April 2005 Hershey Foods Corporation,[5] commonly called Hersheys, is Americas largest chocolate company. ... Robert Bob A. Lutz (born February 12, 1932, in Zurich, Switzerland) is the General Motors Vice Chairman of Product Development and Chairman of GM North America. ... Helen Reimensnyder Martin (1868-1939) was an American author. ... Thomas Mifflin , John Singleton Copley, 1773. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... John Parrish (born November 26, 1977 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... John Fulton Reynolds (September 20, 1820 – July 1, 1863) was a career U.S. Army officer and a general in the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. 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Historical Landmarks

Rock Ford Plantation

Hamilton Watch Company
Watt & Shand Building (since demolished, only the façade remains)
W. W. Griest Building
Wheatland
Fulton Opera House
J. P. McCaskey High School
Rock Ford plantation Hamilton pocketwatch, ca. ... Wheatland is the historic estate of President James Buchanan, the only president from pennsylvania. ... The Fulton Opera House was built in October 1852 when Christopher Hager constructed the 4-story Fulton Hall on the exercise yards of the original site of the Lancaster County Prison. ... J. P. McCaskey High School is a public high school located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Located on the east side of Lancaster, it is named after John Piersol McCaskey, a Lancaster educator. ... Rock Ford plantation is a tourist destination in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ...


Sports

Club League Venue Established Championships
Lancaster Barnstormers ALPB Baseball Clipper Magazine Stadium 2005 1

Lancaster, Pennsylvania and its surrounding county are known for their many traditions, from the consumption of sauerkraut and faschnachts for New Years Day and Ash Wednesday to the professional baseball teams who barnstormed their way through Lancaster Countys farmland in the early 1900s. ... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division  Name Lancaster Barnstormers (2005-present) Team Colors red, navy blue, khaki Ballpark Clipper Magazine Stadium Championships League titles: (1) 2006 Division titles: (1) 2006  Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners General Manager: Kevin Cummings Manager: Von Hayes Media: Lancaster Intelligencer... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or... Clipper Magazine Stadium is a 6,000-seat baseball-only stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that opened on May 11, 2005, with a loss against the Atlantic City Surf. ...

Baseball

Clipper Magazine Stadium
Clipper Magazine Stadium

The city of Lancaster has only one professional sports team, the Lancaster Barnstormers. After 44 years without professional baseball, the Barnstormers arrived to fill the void left by the departed Lancaster Red Roses. The Lancaster Barnstormers are named after the "barnstorming" baseball players who played exhibition games in the surrounding county, as well as a reference to the county's many farms. The Barnstormers continue a couple of traditions of the old Red Roses, as their official colors are navy blue, red, and khaki, the same colors used by the Red Roses. More importantly, the Barnstormers continue the old baseball rivalry between Lancaster and the nearby city of York, contending with the York Revolution. The Lancaster Red Roses was among dozens of semi-professional baseball teams that participated in the Tri-State League in the early 20th century. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division Name York Revolution (2007-present) Current uniform Nicknames the Revs Colors Continental navy, brass, silver, Sergeants red Ballpark Sovereign Bank Stadium Championships League titles Division titles Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners Manager: Chris Hoiles General Manager: Matt O...


The city of Lancaster is the hometown of Major League alumnus, Tom Herr. Herr played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants, and finally with the St. Louis Cardinals. After his time in the Majors, he coached the Black Knights baseball team of Hempfield High School for several years. During this time, Tom Herr had the pleasure of coaching his son, Aaron (who now plays at the AAA level), at Hempfield. Herr joined the Lancaster Barnstomers for their inaugural season in 2005 as the manager. After a dismal 2005 season, he lead the Barnstormers to their first-ever championship in 2006, against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Immediately following Lancaster's Atlantic League victory, Tom Herr piqued the interest of the Washington Nationals, who later assigned him to their A-level Hagerstown Suns. Major Leagues redirects here. ... Thomas Mitchell Herr (born April 4, 1956 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1979 to 1991 for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Aaron Herr (born March 7, 1981 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is the son of former Major League Baseball player Tom Herr. ... The Bridgeport Bluefish are an Atlantic League team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 1981 Major League affiliation Washington Nationals Home ballpark Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Hagerstown, Maryland Current uniform colors black, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design A baseball wearing a black cap and sunglasses superimposed over an orange sunburst. ...


The Lancaster Barnstormers formerly employed another Major League alumnus, Rick Wise, as their pitching coach.[7] He was the winning pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Other than his experience with the Red Sox, he pitched for the Cleveland Indians, the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Richard Charles (Rick) Wise (born September 13, 1945 in Jackson, Michigan) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons (1964, 1966-1982). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


Other Lancaster sports

  • The Dutchland Derby Rollers, an all-female roller derby team which plays to raise money for various charities, opened their first season in 2006. The team plays at the Overlook Roller Skating Rink. [7]

The Lancaster Red Roses were a professional basketball team based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... The Rockford Lightning are a basketball team that played in the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Eastern Basketball Alliance is a professional mens winter basketball league which plays from January through April. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league recognized by the USSF and FIFA as a Division III league. ... The Roses Rugby Football Club, (Roses RFC), is a rugby union team based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Lancaster Lightning is an amateur football team based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that plays in the North American Football League. ... The Central Penn Piranha is an amateur football team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League is a youth hockey organization, based in McAfee, New Jersey, that operates in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. ...

Lancaster Classic

The city of Lancaster hosts the Tom Bamford Lancaster Classic, a professional bicycle racing event held each June since 1992. It is part of the 2006-2007 UCI America Tour and the 2007 USA Cycling Professional Tour. The Tom Bamford Lancaster Classic is a professional road bicycle racing event held each June since 1992 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... The 2006-2007 UCI America Tour is the third season for the UCI America Tour. ... The 2007 USA Cycling Professional Tour is the inaugural year of a professional road bicycle racing series organized by USA Cycling. ...


Inventions

Hamilton pocketwatch
Hamilton pocketwatch
  • The first battery-powered watch, the Hamilton Electric 500, was released in 1957 by the Hamilton Watch Company.
  • Peeps, an Easter confection shaped as marshmallow chicks covered with yellow sugar, were invented by the Rodda Candy Company of Lancaster in the 1920s. In 1953, Rodda was purchased by Sam Born, the Russian immigrant who invented ice cream "jimmies", and production was moved to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... For other uses, see Watch (disambiguation). ... Look up Peeps in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... Nazareth is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

Colleges and universities

Franklin & Marshall College (abbreviated as F&M) is a highly selective four-year private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster Theological Seminary is a seminary of the United Church of Christ. ... Lancaster Bible College, commonly referred to as LBC, is a small university in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that exists for the purpose of educating Christian men and women to live according to a Biblical worldview and to serve through professional Christian ministries. ... The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCAD) is a professional art college, offering Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs in fine art, graphic design, illustration, and photography. ... Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a two-year co-educational technical college that provides an education in twenty two programs for about 650 students. ...

Media

  • Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, the county's morning edition
  • Lancaster New Era, the county's afternoon edition
  • Lancaster Voice
  • La Voz Hispana, the city's Spanish-language edition
  • The Sunday News, the county's weekly edition
  • WGAL, the local NBC affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WLYH, the local CW affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WHP, the local CBS affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WHTM, the local ABC affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WITF, the local PBS affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WPMT, the local FOX affiliate serving the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area.
  • WLAN-FM, the local Radio Station serving the lower Susquehanna Valley.
  • WLAN-AM, the local Radio Station serving the Lancaster, area on the AM Dial.
  • WFNM-FM, the student-run radio station of Franklin & Marshall.

Located in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster Newspapers Inc. ... Located in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster Newspapers Inc. ... Located in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster Newspapers Inc. ... Located in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster Newspapers Inc. ... WGAL is the NBC television affiliate serving the Lancaster/Harrisburg/York (Susquehanna Valley) region of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the television network. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... This article is about the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... WLYH-TV, CW 15, is the CW Television Network affiliate in the Susquehanna Valley region of Pennsylvania. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WHP-TV (CBS 21) is the CBS television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WHTM-TV channel 27 is the ABC television affiliate serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Valley. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... WITF-TV is a PBS affiliate available on analog channel 33 (ATSC 33-1 and 33-2) based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... PBS redirects here. ... WPMT is the Fox affiliate broadcasting to the Susquehanna Valley area. ... FOX redirects here. ... FM 97 is Lancaster Hit Music Channel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ... AM 1390 is the Timeless Classics in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the AM Dial. ...

Sites of interest

This article is about a 19th-century slave escape route. ... Central Market is a farmers market located adjacent to Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Clipper Magazine Stadium is a 6,000-seat baseball-only stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that opened on May 11, 2005, with a loss against the Atlantic City Surf. ... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division  Name Lancaster Barnstormers (2005-present) Team Colors red, navy blue, khaki Ballpark Clipper Magazine Stadium Championships League titles: (1) 2006 Division titles: (1) 2006  Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners General Manager: Kevin Cummings Manager: Von Hayes Media: Lancaster Intelligencer... Demuth Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, is a museum of paintings by Charles Demuth (1883–1935) located in his former studio and home. ... The Fulton Opera House was built in October 1852 when Christopher Hager constructed the 4-story Fulton Hall on the exercise yards of the original site of the Lancaster County Prison. ... Park City Center is a large shopping mall located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is the largest enclosed shopping center in south-central Pennsylvania. ... Wheatland is the historic estate of President James Buchanan, the only president from pennsylvania. ... For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ...

Local Businesses

Preceded by
Philadelphia
Capital of the United States of America
1777
Succeeded by
York

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. ... Auntie Annes, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an American chain of pretzel bakeries founded by Anne F. Beiler and her husband, Jonas, in 1988. ... Herley Industries, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an American company that specializes in supplying microwave and millimeter wave products to defense and aerospace industries. ... Isaacs Restaurant & Deli is a chain of soup and sandwich restaurants in south-central Pennsylvania. ... Kellogg Company (often referred to as simply Kellogg or Kelloggs) is an American multinational producer of breakfast foods, snack foods, cookies, and crackers, with corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. Kellogg trades under the ticker symbol NYSE: K. Revenues in 2006 were $10. ... Kunzler & Company, Inc. ... The Lancaster Brewing Company is a brewery located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and produces premium malt-based beverages. ... Lancaster Laboratories Inc. ... Screenshot from MapQuest MapQuest is a map publisher and free online Web Map Service, owned by AOL. The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services , a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois. ... R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company NYSE: RRD is a Fortune 500 company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Twizzlers are a popular brand of licorice candy in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ...

References

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Portal
  1. ^ Lancaster (city) QuickFacts. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 30, 2006.
  2. ^ Lancaster County History. PHMC. Retrieved on August 1, 2006.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Puerto Rican Festival. Lancaster Online. Retrieved on September 18, 2006.
  6. ^ Workforce Profile for Lancaster City. Jobs 4 Lancaster. Retrieved on May 9, 2006.
  7. ^ Barnstormers' Pitching Coach. Lancaster Barnstormers. Retrieved on May 26, 2006.

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Further reading

  • "Battle over city project moves to courtroom" by Dave Pidgeon, Intelligencer Journal, July 13, 2006, retrieved July 14, 2006

External links

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... The First Continental Congress was a body of representatives appointed by the legislatures of twelve North American colonies of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1774. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence depicts the five-man drafting committee presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... The Congress of the Confederation or the United States in Congress Assembled was a body of representatives appointed by the legislatures of the United States from March 1, 1781 to March 4, 1789. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Annapolis redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article describes the government of the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

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