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Anne McC
Annie Criswell McC
Donald McC
Eliza McC
Henry McC
Henry McC II
Henry B. McC
James McC
James McC, Jr.
James McC, Sr.
Mary McC

Robert McC
Vance McC
William McC

Clara Alricks
Hamilton Alricks
Herman Alricks
Mary Alricks

Simon Cameron

Other McCormicks
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Nestled on the east bank of the Susquehanna river, in South-Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is a city of many facets. As its sprawling, Italian Renaissance-style capital building suggests, Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and serves as that state's political nerve center; but Harrisburg also houses a thriving arts and business community, as well as the picturesque views of a small Pennsylvania river town.

Settled by Native Americans by 3000 BC, and by Europeans circa 1710, Harrisburg was incorporated as a Borough in 1791 and declared a City in 1860. Now home to approximately 53,000, Harrisburg is the geographic and urban center of the metropolitan area that includes Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Lebanon counties.

The McCormick family that settled in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania were of Scotch-Irish lineage; their ancestors emigrated to America sometime after the siege of the city of Londonderry, Ireland in 1689. Making their home in and near Pennsylvania's capital city, the McCormicks soon distinguished themselves as prominent citizens, philanthropists, politicians, servicemen, and businessmen (see family history for a more detailed biographical sketch).

Check the links below to learn more about the McCormicks' home city.

Yahoo's Map of Harrisburg, PA
MapQuest's Map of Harrisburg, PA

General Information:
Harrisburgcity.com - The City of Harrisburg's official site
Cities near Harrisburg (distance in miles/km, as well as current time)
Yahoo City Guide
Yahoo Travel Guide
The Weather Channel: Harrisburg
: Current conditions
The Harrisburg State Capital: Info, history, news

Historical Society of Dauphin County
The Patriot News

Dauphin County Genealogy Research Center
Dauphin County Library System
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Penn State University: The Capital Campus

Related Links:
The Hershey Harrisburg Area Welcome Center
Harrisburg Web Sites (directory)
Harrisburg Hello: Site of the Downtown Improvement District Authority

National Civil War Museum
The State Museum of Pennsylvania


This site is sponsored by the Center for Pennsylvania Cultural Studies at the Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, in cooperation with the Historical Society of Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Director of the McCormick Family Papers Project at the Center is Professor Michael Barton.

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