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York is a city and county in the South Central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Map), a mid-Atlantic state in the United States of America (USA Map). It is located on Interstate I-83 and is about 15 miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 18. York is on the Lincoln Highway (Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor) which is today US Route 30.

York is 30 miles east of Gettysburg, 15 miles west, across the Susquehanna River, from Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, 30 miles south of Harrisburg (the state capital), 20 miles southwest of the infamous Three Mile Island, 30 miles southwest of Hershey home of Hershey's Chocolate's and Hershey Park and ChocolateWorld,  15 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line, 50 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland and Inner Harbor, 100 miles west of Philadelphia, and 220 miles east of Pittsburgh, 100 miles north of Washington, DC, 767 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia,   749 miles northeast of Huntsville, Alabama , and 456 miles southwest of the Adirondack Mountains and beautiful Lake Champlain.

You can fly to York by using either Harrisburg International (30 miles north) or Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) (70 miles south)  airports.

See York County Culture and Language for information on 

bulletYorkers.com  "The definitive guide to the unique lifestyle and culture of  York, Pennsylvania"
bulletfastnachts
bulletyork language "Would youse like to order awhile?"
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bulletFastnacht Day (Shrove Tuesday)
bulletPennsylvania Jokes
bulletBuck Day is the opening day of the rifle buck season in Pennsylvania; the Monday after Thanksgiving;  many schools are closed; fathers and sons go to hunting camp
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York, PA  and York County, PA are known for: (click here for more of why York is famous)

bulletYork County History 
bulletbeing the first capital of the United States of America 
bulletbeing on the historic Lincoln Highway (Now US Route 30)
bulletthe Haines Shoe House near Hallam
bulletthe Conway Cabal   intrigue in the American Revolution to remove George
Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
bulletthe original home of the York Peppermint Patties now owned by Hershey Foods; History of York Peppermint Patties
bulletYork was the farthest most city occupied by the Confederacy (Civil War)
bulletThe Battle of Hanover (Civil War)
bulletThe York Plan (WWII)
bulletThe Wrightsville/Columbia Bridge
bulletThe Underground Railroad and York County, Pennsylvania
bulletYork City Mural Tour>
bulletYork Fair the oldest fair in the USA; 231-years old (At the York Expo Center) (more)
bulletthe Annual NSRA Street Road Nationals East held every June at the York Fairgrounds (York Expo Center)
bulletTrain Collectors Association (TCA) Eastern Division Meetings at York Fair
bulletYork Expo Events Schedule
bulletThe Factory Tour Capital of the World!
bulletWatch It Made in York  Over 34 Factory Tours
bulletYorkfest: A Celebration of the Arts
bulletThe Yorktowne Hotel
bulletCentral Market House 
bulleta Harley-Davidson final assembly plant with its annual open house (more on Harley)
bulletEmployee Rider's Association
bulletYork Bike Night
bulletPlant Tours
bulletthe location of many famous companies (links to all below plus many many more) such as 
bulletthe international corporate headquarters of air conditioning manufacturer York International
bulletthe home of York Barbell (founded by Bob Hoffman, "the founder of World Weightlifting") with its famous rotating weightlifter sign on I-83 and the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. 
bulletthe national corporate headquarters of the Bon Ton, a east coast upscale retail clothing store chain
bulletthe national corporate headquarters of  Pfaltzgraff , manufacturer and seller of china and pottery
bulletthe international corporate headquarters of Dentsply International, a world-wide designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of  a broad range of products for the dental market.
bulleta plant (formerly BMY) which makes tank recovery vehicles and is part of the Ground Systems Division of United Defense
bulletthe home of Rutter's Farm Stores
bullet the home of the nationally famous rock band Live (Friend's of Live - Band's Official Web Site)
bulletHanover Shoe Farms "Greatness Name in Harness Racing"
bulletVoith-Siemens Hydro - a manufacturer of hydroturbines
bulletGlatfelter Company in Spring Grove - fine paper manufacturer
bulletThe York Imperial apple discovered in near York in 1830; especially good for baking

We have also have great public schools and colleges in and nearby York.  We have four  newspapers and one TV station.   We're Baltimore Oriole and Baltimore Ravens fans.

See AllAboutYork.com for more information about York, York County and the surrounding areas

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