The American Revolution

As early as July 4, 1774, York countians selected a committee to protest against British taxation and other oppressive measures. When Boston was blockaded as a result of its famous tea party, York County provided financial help and military support.

A local company of militia riflemen were among the first from west of the Hudson River to march to Massachusetts. In 1775, there were 3,349 "associaters," or volunteer militiamen, within the County and by 1778,