Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey Chocolate Factory, 1976.

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

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Hershey in 1905

Milton S. Hershey

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.

Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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

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.

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).

Hershey High School

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

The Hershey Company

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

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.

Old Hersheypark entrance

Hersheypark

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.

Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area

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.

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Pennsylvania

U.S. state spanning the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Appalachian regions of the United States.

U.S. state spanning the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Appalachian regions of the United States.

William Penn, a Quaker and son of a prominent admiral, founded Pennsylvania in 1681
Shelter House in Emmaus, constructed in 1734 by Pennsylvania German settlers, is believed to be the oldest continuously occupied building structure in the Lehigh Valley and one of the oldest in Pennsylvania.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were drafted and adopted in 1776 and 1787-88, respectively.
The July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, which was a turning point in the Union Army's ultimate victory in the American Civil War, is depicted in this 1887 Thure de Thulstrup painting. Gettysburg was the Civil War's deadliest battle with 51,118 total casualties.
On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (center, facing camera) arrived in Gettysburg and delivered the Gettysburg Address, considered one of the best-known speeches in American history.
Hazleton coal miners in 1900. Coal mining was a major economic activity in Pennsylvania in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Anti-nuclear protest in Harrisburg following the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island accident in Londonderry Township, September 1979
The crash site of Flight 93 in Somerset County following the September 11 attacks
South Mountain with Allentown in the foreground, December 2010
Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County, June 2008
Köppen climate types in Pennsylvania
Autumn in North Branch Township in Wyoming County, October 2011
Allentown, the state's third largest city, May 2010
Pennsylvania jurist John Morton (1725–1777) was one of nine Pennsylvanians, the most of any of the Thirteen Colonies, to sign the Declaration of Independence. Other Pennsylvanians to sign the Declaration include George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, George Ross, Benjamin Rush, James Smith, George Taylor, and James Wilson.
Pennsylvania's population growth from 1790 to 2000
Pennsylvania's population distribution as of the 2000 census
An Amish family riding in a traditional Amish buggy in Lancaster County, May 2004
Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem was one of the world's leading steel manufacturers for most of the 19th and 20th century. In 1982, it discontinued most of its operations, declared bankruptcy in 2001, and was dissolved in 2003.
Geo map of average income by location in Pennsylvania. Data shown is from the 2014 American Community Survey five-year estimate.
Wind Creek Bethlehem casino in Bethlehem, March 2014
Pennsylvania's 67 counties
The Pennsylvania State Capitol, built in 1906 in Harrisburg, June 2020
South Philadelphia High School on Broad Street in South Philadelphia, February 2010
Benjamin Franklin statue on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution in Philadelphia and one of the top universities in the world, August 2007
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom's Steel Force and Thunderhawk roller coasters in Allentown. Steel Force is the tenth longest steel rollercoaster in the world.
Road and rail map of Pennsylvania
U.S. Route 220 as it passes through Lamar Township, August 2010
30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Amtrak's third busiest train station in the nation, July 2016
The Pennsylvanian navigating the historic Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, May 2013
Philadelphia International Airport is the busiest airport in Pennsylvania and the 21st busiest overall in the United States
The Philadelphia Eagles are presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LII, February 4, 2018
Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, May 2009
NASCAR racing at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, September 2006
Beaver Stadium, a 106,572 capacity stadium in University Park, is the home field of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Geno's Steaks in South Philadelphia is widely credited with inventing the cheesesteak in 1933.
Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, August 1976

In 1903, Milton S. Hershey began construction on a chocolate factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania; The Hershey Company would become the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.