Quaker businessman A.B. Farquhar, who played a prominent role in the surrender of York PA during the Civil War, had Maryland roots.
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.
Lewisberry’s Dr. Webster Lewis and his son Robert, a physician in Dover, were among the early conductors in York County’s Underground Railroad movement.