The New Student's Reference Work/York, Pa.
York, Pa., county-seat of York County, on Codcrus Creek, 100 miles west of Philadelphia and 52 from Baltimore. The Northern Central, Pennsylvania and Western Maryland afford railroad facilities. It manufactures safes, silk, ice-machines, paper, chains, carriages, agricultural implements, wire-cloth, turbine-wheels and other articles. York is noted for its diversified and extensive industries. In addition to public schools it contains an academy for boys, a coeducational institute and three parochial schools. The Continental Congress sat here during the British occupancy of Philadelphia (1777–8) in the Revolutionary War. Population 44,750.