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

Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries

 
 
Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries Marker
Inscription. High quality brownstone was quarried near here 1863-1929, and sold across the nation as a preferred masonry material of builders. The Hummelstown Brownstone Company, founded by Allen Walton, employed immigrant skilled stonecutters and laborers in its quarries.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.93′ N, 76° 42.332′ W. Marker is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on 104 E. Main Street near Near Water Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Gun Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 3 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. 3 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hershey (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hummelstown Brownstone. Stone Quarries and Beyond website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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United Church of Christ image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. United Church of Christ
Marker is in front of this brownstone church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,137 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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