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Names of York: John C. Rudy

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: John C. Rudy County Park, East Manchester Township

Who was it named after? John Rudy. Rudy, along with his wife, Mary Bixler Rudy, originally owned the site that is now the park. The land was donated to the county by George Rudy Jr. and Viola Rudy Williams, John and Mary’s grandchildren, as a monument to their family.

Fun fact: The administrative offices of the county parks system are located at Rudy Park, in the stone house built in 1798 that was once home to the Rudy family.

Source: York County Department of Parks and Recreation

Bonus fun fact: Rudy Park was the longtime home, among other events, to the annual hot air balloon festival that now takes place at the Expo Center.

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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