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Hershey in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Derry Church School (1844-1904)

 
 
Derry Church School (1844-1904) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Derry Church School (1844-1904) Marker
Inscription. Born in Derry Township, Milton S. Hershey (1857 - 1945) attended this one-room schoolhouse during the winter of 1863-1864. Built in 1844, this was the first of seven schools he attended before apprenticing to a Lancaster, PA. candy maker at age 14. After business failures in Philadelphia and New York, Hershey realized success with his third venture, the Lancaster Caramel Co. (est. 1886). The Hershey Chocolate Company was established in 1894. Hershey broke ground for a new chocolate factory and model town here in 1903. His home "High Point" sits on the hill above. Prior to its 1961 restoration by Milton Hershey School students, the schoolhouse served as the Hershey Country Club caddy house.
 
Location. 40° 17.486′ N, 76° 38.594′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on W. Mansion Road. Click for map. Between US Rt. 422 and Derry Road. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Derry Session House and Enclosure (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Derry Church (about 700 feet away); Derry Churchyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hershey (approx.
Derry Church School image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Derry Church School
0.4 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. mile away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hershey.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More on Milton S. Hershey and his birthplace.
 
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Milton S. Hershey's home High Point image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Milton S. Hershey's home High Point
You may get a much better view of the mansion by viewing it on MSN maps in Bird's Eye View.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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