A report on Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey Chocolate Factory, 1976.

Unincorporated community and census-designated place in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

- Hershey, Pennsylvania

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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

The first Hershey bars were sold in 1900 and proved so popular that he was able to build his own company town of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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

It is centrally located between Harrisburg and Hershey, making it a common tourist drive-through.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County.

Capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County.

Postcard depicting Market Street in Downtown Harrisburg as it appeared in 1910. Trolley tracks are noticeable along the street.
Anti-nuclear protest at Harrisburg in 1979, following the Three Mile Island accident
Aerial view of Harrisburg
Downtown with City Island in the foreground, as seen from the West Shore of the river (2015)
Astronaut's photograph of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, taken from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007
Harrisburg, with the state capitol dome, as viewed from across the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania products treemap, 2020
Harrisburg's Market Square. Formerly the site of a market in Downtown Harrisburg, today it is a public transport hub and commercial center.
Pennsylvania Holocaust Memorial along Harrisburg's Riverfront Park/Capital Area Greenbelt
Harrisburg Market Square showing the Penn National Insurance Building (left) and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Government Center (right)
Dauphin County Courthouse, located along the Susquehanna River at Front and Market Streets in downtown Harrisburg
CAT bus at the Market Square Transfer Center in Harrisburg
Harrisburg Transportation Center
Western span of the Walnut Street Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River, after it collapsed during the 1996 flood.
1848 Bank of Harrisburg 5 dollar bill
Harrisburg and vicinity, taken from the International Space Station on July 6, 2022; north is oriented towards the right.

In the mid-to-late 20th century, the city's economic fortunes fluctuated with its major industries consisting of government, heavy manufacturing, agriculture, and food services (nearby Hershey is home of the chocolate maker, located just 10 mi east).

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).

Hershey

The Hershey Company

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American multinational company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.

American multinational company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.

Milton Hershey, founder
Chocolate wrapper, 1903
Organization To End Chocolate slavery says boycotting and protesting is an effective way to end child labor in cocoa production
Hershey Chocolate bar
Mounds candy bar
Caramel candy bar
Take5 candy bar
Krackel bars
Kisses bonbons
Kit-Kat bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups split in half
Twizzlers fun size
PayDay Peanut Caramel Bar
Mini Almond Joy chocolate
Chinese cookies n' cream pot

Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.

Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Hershey, the site of the well-known Hershey's chocolate factory and its affiliated amusement park, are located within the township.

Hershey High School

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Hershey High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area

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Defined by the Office of Management and Budget as an area consisting of three counties in South Central Pennsylvania, anchored by the cities of Harrisburg and Carlisle.

Defined by the Office of Management and Budget as an area consisting of three counties in South Central Pennsylvania, anchored by the cities of Harrisburg and Carlisle.

Hershey

Old Hersheypark entrance

Hersheypark

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Old Hersheypark entrance
Old Hersheypark entrance
A view of Hersheypark's amusement center circa 1950
Hersheypark's second pool, circa 1924–1928
This is a height measurement board at the entrance of the Twin Turnpike Sports Cars ride in Hersheypark.
The Front Gates prior to 2019
Spring Creek near the Comet (former location of the Sunken Gardens) before construction of Skyrush began
Great Bear and SooperDooperLooper
An overhead view of Hersheypark from the Ferris Wheel
The Boardwalk at Hersheypark

Hersheypark (known as Hershey Park until 1970) is a family theme park located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, about 15 mi east of Harrisburg, and 95 mi west of Philadelphia.

The US 422 freeway west of the SR 44 interchange.

U.S. Route 422

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271 mi long spur route of US 22 split into two segments in the U.S. states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

271 mi long spur route of US 22 split into two segments in the U.S. states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The US 422 freeway west of the SR 44 interchange.
US 422 west of New Castle, PA
US 422 eastbound at PA 743 in Hershey at intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa avenues. This intersection was realigned in 2012.
US 422 eastbound east of Lebanon
US 422 westbound approaching US 222 in Wyomissing
US 422 eastbound in Douglassville
US 422 westbound in Sanatoga
US 422 westbound in Limerick Township
US 422 westbound at the PA 363 interchange in Audubon
US 422 west at US 422 Bus. east of Reading
US 422 eastbound at the First Avenue exit in King of Prussia
US 422 eastbound past US 422 Bus. east of New Castle, PA

The eastern segment, located entirely within Pennsylvania, runs from Hershey east to King of Prussia, near Philadelphia.