A report on Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

- Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania with municipal labels showing cities and boroughs (red), townships (white), and census-designated places (blue).

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Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Hershey Chocolate Factory, 1976.

Hershey is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Londonderry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Londonderry Township originally was part of Derry Township.

Conewago Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Conewago Township was created in 1850 from parts of Derry and Londonderry townships.

Palmdale, Pennsylvania

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Palmdale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute: The conflict occurred in the Conejohela Valley with the northern apex just north of the mid-river Coejohela Flats islands, south of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. These were inundated after the Safe Harbor Dam flooded the upper Coejoheala under Lake Clarke.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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County located in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

County located in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute: The conflict occurred in the Conejohela Valley with the northern apex just north of the mid-river Coejohela Flats islands, south of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. These were inundated after the Safe Harbor Dam flooded the upper Coejoheala under Lake Clarke.
Lithograph of Thaddeus Stevens
A Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur baptismal certificate from 1788
Growth rate of Lancaster County population (dark blue) lagged the growth rate of the U.S. population (magenta) until the second half of the 20th century. Chart shows population growth as a percentage of the previous decennial census.
A typical Lancaster County farm with a horse-drawn farm implement near a corn field
A typical field of grain
Amish dairy farms
The Central Market in Lancaster, a popular tourist attraction
Hot Air Balloon ride
One of the county's 29 covered bridges
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts
The Lancaster Train Station, located on the Keystone Corridor, is the second busiest Amtrak station in Pennsylvania.
Lancaster County: Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue)
An Amish family in a traditional Amish buggy in the county.
Amish children in the back of a buggy on the road.
Amish farmers use only the horse power to cultivate their land.
Amish dairy farms in the county.
Typical Amish dairy farm.
Persons speaking a Indo-European language at home other than English or Spanish (among adults 18+), a vast majority of them speak Pennsylvania German. (ACS 2019 5-year estimate).

The names of the original Lancaster County townships reflect the diverse national origins of settlers in the new county: two had Welsh names (Caernarvon and Lampeter), three had Native American names (Cocalico, Conestoga and Peshtank or Paxton), six were English (Warwick, Lancaster, Martic, Sadsbury, Salisbury and Hempfield); four were Irish (Donegal, Drumore, Derry, and Leacock), reflecting mostly Scots-Irish (or Ulster Scots) from Ulster, a province in the north of Ireland; Manheim was German, Lebanon came from the Bible, a basis of all the European cultures; and Earl was a translation of the German surname of Graf or Groff.

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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Borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The original Parish House, now the Hummelstown Historical Society Library & Museum
Swatara Creek as seen from a park in Hummelstown, at the west end of town. The bridge supports U.S. 322.
Hummelstown's climate during the year
The Pavilion at Herbert A. Schaffner Park
The playground at Schaffner Park, the former Borough Park.
Lower Dauphin High School, as taken from the Hershey Medical Center life lion
The Lower Dauphin High School Falcons logo
Henderson House

Many residents of Hummelstown have jobs in Derry Township, mainly through Hershey Foods and its subsidiaries.

Swatara, Derry Township, Pennsylvania

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Swatara is an unincorporated community in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, near Hershey in the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States.

Derry Session House and Enclosure, November 2011

Derry Session House and Enclosure

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Derry Session House and Enclosure, November 2011

Derry Session House and Enclosure is a historic site located on the grounds of Derry Presbyterian Church at Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Hershey in 1905

Milton S. Hershey

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American chocolatier, businessman, and philanthropist.

American chocolatier, businessman, and philanthropist.

Hershey in 1905
Milton S. Hershey, circa 1915

In April 1862, Hershey's sister Sarena Hershey was born in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1867 at age 4.