Early Telegraph

Early Telegraph (HM3AP)

Location: Mount Joy, PA 17552 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.332', W 76° 32.569'

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First commercial telegraph line in the U.S. ran along this railroad right-of-way. Completed from Lancaster to Harrisburg, 1845. The first message, "Why don't you write, you rascals?", was received, Jan. 8, 1846.
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HM NumberHM3AP
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Year Placed1947
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 368537 N 4442461
Decimal Degrees40.12220000, -76.54281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.332', W 76° 32.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 19.92" N, 76° 32' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1340-1798 PA-230, Mount Joy PA 17552, US
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