Colonel Thomas Hartley - York, PA
N 39° 57.723 W 076° 43.738
18S E 352330 N 4424976
Quick Description: Yet another official blue historic marker in this historic district. This one is on the outside of a church, along the street. The church now occupies the lot where Thomas Hartley's house stood and the subject of this sign.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2010 6:40:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM9BX5
The sign is on the easement, on the right side of the church. It is along the sidewalk in front of Trinity United Church of Christ. The sign recognizes an American Patriot who served his country during the American Revolutionary War and for years after that. The sign reads:
>On this site was the house of Col. Thomas Hartley, first congressman from York County. In 1777, he was prominent in the defense of Philadelphia; led an expedition to avenge the wyoming Massacre in 1778.
There is another a few feet away, it is attached to the wrought iron fence which marks the front property line of the church. It reads * Here Stood the Home of *
Col. THOMAS HARTLEY
Revolutionary Soldier and Patriot
Brigade Commander of Pennsylvania Troops
At Battles of Brandywine and Germantown
For 12 Years Member of Congress From PA.
The * Friend * Of * Washington
Whom He Entertained Here in July 1791
This Tablet was Placed Here By
The Yorktown Chapter Daughters
Of the American Revolution - 1916
The marker is on W. Market Street 0.2 miles east of S. Beaver St., on the right when traveling east. The cornerstone for this church was laid August 6, 1865.