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

Hershey

 
 
Hershey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Hershey Marker
Inscription.  Model industrial town and noted tourism destination established in 1903 and named for its founder, Milton S. Hershey (1857 - 1945). Hershey's companies developed housing, recreation, education, and cultural facilities, financial institutions, public utilities, a transit system, and the world's largest chocolate factory that opened in June, 1905.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1905.
 
Location. 40° 17.187′ N, 76° 38.894′ W. Marker is near Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. It is in Derry Township. Marker is on East Chocolate Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey PA 17033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Derry Session House and Enclosure
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Derry Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Derry Churchyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Derry Church School (1844-1904) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
Also see . . .  Hershey, PA - The Sweetest Place on Earth. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hershey Chocolate Factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Hershey Chocolate Factory
Another view of Hershey Chocolate Factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Another view of Hershey Chocolate Factory
Note the Hershey Kisses street lights. These are throughout the town.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,605 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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