A report on Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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

Borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania

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

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

Hershey Chocolate Factory, 1976.

To the west is the borough of Hummelstown.

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.

It was planned to link downtown Harrisburg with its eastern suburbs in Dauphin and Lebanon counties, including the areas of Hummelstown, Hershey and Lebanon, and the city of York in York County.

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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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.

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PA 39 eastbound in Linglestown

Pennsylvania Route 39

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17.83 mi state highway located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

17.83 mi state highway located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

PA 39 eastbound in Linglestown
Overhead signage at the eastern terminus of PA 39 near Hummelstown
PA 39 eastbound in Susquehanna Township
Road widening at the intersection of PA 39 and Progress Avenue, from September 2009.

PA 39 begins at North Front Street near Harrisburg and ends at U.S. Route 322 (US 322) and US 422 near Hummelstown and Hershey.

The Barbour County Courthouse (1903–05) in Philippi, West Virginia, USA; its exterior is faced entirely in Hummelstown brownstone.

Hummelstown brownstone

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The Barbour County Courthouse (1903–05) in Philippi, West Virginia, USA; its exterior is faced entirely in Hummelstown brownstone.

Hummelstown brownstone is a medium-grain, dense sandstone quarried near Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Hummelstown Brownstone Company

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The area around the quarries is now fenced off and overgrown with vegetation
The Barbour County Courthouse (1903–05) in Philippi, West Virginia, USA; its exterior is faced entirely in Hummelstown brownstone.

From 1863 to 1929, the Hummelstown Brownstone Company owned and operated quarries in the Hummelstown, Pennsylvania area which produced Hummelstown brownstone, once widely used as a building stone throughout the US.

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 section of US 422 begins at a partial cloverleaf interchange with US 322 and the eastern terminus of PA 39 east of the borough of Hummelstown in Derry Township, Dauphin County, heading northeast as a four-lane freeway that soon ends and becomes an at-grade divided highway called West Chocolate Avenue.

Brownstones in Harlem, New York City

Brownstone

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Brown Triassic–Jurassic sandstone that was historically a popular building material.

Brown Triassic–Jurassic sandstone that was historically a popular building material.

Brownstones in Harlem, New York City
Brownstones during a winter snow storm
Biking in Brownstone Brooklyn
Many buildings in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania are constructed of Hummelstown brownstone
St. Paul's Chapel features Portland Brownstone quoins
Old Queens (built 1809–23) at Rutgers University was constructed from ashlar brownstone quarried near New Brunswick, NJ
Brownstones in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood
Example of Portland Brownstone used on colonial tombstones and tabletop markers in Hartford Connecticut

Hummelstown brownstone is extremely popular along the East Coast of the United States, with numerous government buildings throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Delaware being faced entirely with the stone, which comes from the Hummelstown Quarry in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Swatara Creek forms the northwest border of the township, except where the border is with the borough of Hummelstown.