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Carroll Township in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dromgold Farm

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 10, 2017
1. Dromgold Farm Marker
Inscription.  The tract of land containing the Dromgold Farm was initially settled by Benjamin Cunningham in 1828. It remained in the Cunningham/Dromgold family until 2009, when it was bequeathed by Benjamin's great-great-granddaughter Gladys Dromgold Shaffer to the historical society.

This 113-acre property was the site of numerous industries and activities, including a tannery (1874-1894), a blacksmith shop (circa 1885-1948), a general mercantile store (1874-1976), a post office (1897-1905) and the Natural Beauty Park along the river (1928-1941). The meadows along Sherman's Creek at Dromgold served as a stopping point on a section of the Allegheny Trail, known as the "New Path," one of the original Native American trails west to Pittsburgh and beyond. Once established, the farmstead served as a stagecoach stop on the road between Landisburg, the first county seat, and Carlisle

The present property contains two houses, a hunting cabin, a barn, a chicken house, a spring house, a wagon shed and a garage. Several other buildings were removed prior to the Society's ownership. The Historical Society has restored the old Dromgold store to
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 10, 2017
2. Dromgold Farm Marker
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Dromgold Farm and Tannery, ca. 1890
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the 1880s time period and intends to repair the barn and other outbuildings. Hiking trails, restoration of the Natural Beauty Park and other activities are also planned.
 
Erected by DCNR, Historical Society of Perry County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 40° 20.79′ N, 77° 11.539′ W. Marker is in Carroll Township, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Landisburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 850) and Spring Road (Pennsylvania Route 34). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6065 Spring Rd, Shermans Dale PA 17090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bigler (a few steps from this marker); John Bannister Gibson (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named John Bannister Gibson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Route of United States Army Despatch Riders / Confederate Soldiers Farthest Advance (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Farthest North (approx. 5 miles away); Perry County Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); New Bloomfield World War I Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Perry County (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carroll Township.
 
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Dromgold Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 10, 2017
3. Dromgold Farm Marker
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Another house called Lone Pine is on the mountain behind the farm.
 Perry County Heritage Trail. (Submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Dromgold Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 10, 2017
4. Dromgold Farm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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