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Names of York: William H. Kain

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: William H. Kain County Park, which, along with Nixon Park, borders Lake Redman in the Springfield Township area

Who was it named after? William H. Kain was a former president of the York Water Co.

Fun fact: The 1,637-acre park was established in 1972, when the water company and the county entered into a 50-year lease agreement.

Source: York County Department of Parks and Recreation

Bonus fun fact: Lake Redman covers 290 acres of William H. Kain County Park, and fishing is allowed from non-gas-powered boats or from anywhere along the shore. Shore fishing on Lake Williams is allowed only in designated areas. Photo is by Bil Bowden.

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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