Names of York: Loretta Claiborne
More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.
Place: Loretta Claiborne Building, South George Street in York
Who was it named after? Claiborne, who was born mentally retarded and legally blind and who went on to become a noted athlete and an advocate for the disabled.
Fun fact: I was lucky enough to hear Loretta Claiborne speak when I was in high school, as part of a leadership conference. It was amazing. She’s been the subject of a movie, “The Loretta Claiborne Story,” and several books, all of which you should check out if you can.
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!