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More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Places: Jacob L. Devers Elementary School in York Who was it named after? Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, the highest-ranking military officer in a long list of York County military achievers. Fun fact: Besides being a four-star general in World War

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: McKinley Elementary School in York Who was it named after? President William McKinley, whose ancestors settled in York County in the 1700s. Fun fact: Ancestor David McKinley settled in Chanceford Township in 1743. Grandson David moved to Westmoreland County,

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Edgar Fahs Smith MIddle School in York Who was it named after? Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928), a college chemistry professor and noted chemist. Fun fact: Smith was possibly the most distinguished alumnus of York County Academy, a forerunner of

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Farquhar Park in York, plus numerous other sites (take your pick; in fact, comment and let me know what other “Farquhar” places there are!) Who was it named after? Industrialist A.B. Farquhar, who presented the city of York with