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York is a city located in south-central Pennsylvania. The population was 40,862 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of York County.
York was founded in 1741 by settlers from the Philadelphia region, and named for the English city of the same name. It was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887. During the American Revolutionary War, York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and ratified in York. The Conway Cabal, a political intrigue against General George Washington, had its origins in the Golden Plough tavern in York.
During the American Civil War, York became the largest Northern town to be occupied by the Confederate army when the division of Major General Jubal Anderson Early spent June 28–30, 1863, in and around the town while the brigade of John B. Gordon marched to the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville and back. Major General Early laid York under tribute and collected food, supplies, clothing, shoes, and $28,000 in cash from the citizens and merchants before departing westward per the revised orders of Robert E. Lee. The York U.S. Army General Hospital served thousands of Union soldiers wounded at the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.
In the postbellum era, York remained a regional center for local agriculture, but increasingly became an important industrial center, with such industries as steam engines, railroad manufacturing, papermaking, etc. coming to the forefront.
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