Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the History of Harrisburg, PA?

By Jay Simms

December 7, 2022

Harrisburg, PA has a rich history. Let’s find out how much you know!

What County Is Harrisburg in?

  • Dauphin
  • Northumberland
  • Lebanon
  • Perry
  • Lancaster
  • Schuykill

Before Harrisburg gained its first industries, it was a scenic, pastoral town, typical of most of the day: compact and surrounded by farmland. In 1822, the impressive brick capitol was completed for a reported how much….

  • 100,000
  • 200,000
  • 300000
  • 400000
  • 500000
  • 600000

During the first part of the 19th century, Harrisburg was a notable stopping place along the Underground Railroad, as persons escaping slavery utilized the Susquehanna River to access food and supplies before heading north towards which country during the Civil War?

  • Canada
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine

During The Industrial rise from 1850–1920 what was a thriving industry?

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Renewable

What was Harrisburg's first "suburb"?

  • Bellevue Park
  • Allison Hill
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Penbrook
  • Paxtang

Harrisburg's City Council and the state Commonwealth Court approved the plan, and became implemented. The city balanced its budget in the late 2010s, was expected to have a surplus of $1 million in 2019, and maintained a surplus in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

<p>Is This Statement True or False?</p>

  • False
  • True


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