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Courthouse Square

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1751. High and Hanover sts.
  • Cumberland County Courthouse (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • First Presbyterian Church (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • St. John's Episcopal Church (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The town square was laid out in 1751 with the original survey of the town whose limits were denoted by streets named for the compass directions. William Penn's sons gave sites for the courthouse, market, and two churches.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Courthouse Square", [Carlisle, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 363-363.

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