Quaker businessman A.B. Farquhar, who played a prominent role in the surrender of York PA during the Civil War, had Maryland roots.
York County PA was an important first step on the journey for freedom seekers arriving from Maryland and Virginia in the early to mid 1800s.
Two Columbia PA historical societies are offering a unique walking tour of the town’s many Underground Railroad sites on Oct. 10, 2020.
The leading newspaper in York PA strongly supported the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and chastised the governor for obstructing it after the Christiana Riot.
Civil War Trails has installed two new wayside markers in Wrightsville commemorating the Mifflin House and the Underground Railroad and Civil War skirmish.