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Names of York: George M. Dallas

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Dallastown

Who was it named after? George Mifflin Dallas, vice president to James K. Polk.

Fun fact: The area was named in 1844, the year Polk was elected and Dallas became vice president. However, there’s no record that Dallas ever visited the borough or had any family connections to it.

Source: Gordon Freireich’s recent Sunday column, which included info from Dallastown Mayor Beverly Scott, Cathy Bankoske, Rich Saylor and the York County History Center Library and Archives

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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