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Names of York: Springett Penn

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Springettsbury Township

Who was it named after? William Penn’s favorite grandson, Springett Penn.

Interesting fact: William Penn first married Gulielma Marie Springett. When she died at 50, he then married Hannah Callowhill, daughter of a wealthy merchant.

Source: Dianne Bowders of York Township; read more here.

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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