Names of York: Jacob Devers
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 II, Devers was also a bit of a movie star; he played himself in The Memphis Belle: A Story of A Flying Fortress – and he was on the Ed Sullivan Show!
Source: York Town Square blog
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!