Dromgold in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 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.
Location. 40° 20.79′ N, 77° 11.539′ W. Marker is in Dromgold, 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 in this post office area: Shermans Dale PA 17090, United States of America.
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).
Also see . . . Perry County Heritage Trail. (Submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.