Names of York: William McKinley
More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.
Place: McKinley Elementary School in York
Who was it named after? President William McKinley, whose ancestors settled in York County in the 1700s.
Fun fact: Ancestor David McKinley settled in Chanceford Township in 1743. Grandson David moved to Westmoreland County, and the family kept moving farther west. William, the future president, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1843. Many McKinleys residing in York County today are related to the president.
Source: York Town Square blog and the York County History Center’s “Trust Times” newsletter.
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!