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Names of York: Joseph Kennard

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Kennard-Dale High School in the South Eastern School District

Who was it named after? Joseph Kennard was a Stewartstown man who, in 1807, received the patent for the land on which the original Kennard-Dale High School would be built.

Something interesting: A school bearing the name Kennard-Dale opened for the first time for the 1952-53 school year; that building later became another district school. The name was given through a writing contest in which the students were given the opportunity to name their new high school. The “Dale” part of the name simply refers to the terrain on which the school is built!

Source: Stewartstown Historical Society’s “Stewartstown, Pennsylvania: Then and now.”

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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