Lancaster Essential Info


Lancaster is a city in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country of the state of Pennsylvania.

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  1. Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
  2. Originally called Hickory Town, the city was renamed after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright.
  3. The first paved road in the United States was the former Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, which makes up part of the present-day U.S. Route 30.
  4. In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster, the F. W. Woolworth Company.
  5. Lancaster is home to Fulton Opera House, the oldest continually running theater in the United States, and is one of three theaters designated as National Historic Landmarks.

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