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

Milton S. Hershey

(1857 - 1945)

 
 
Milton S. Hershey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Milton S. Hershey Marker
Inscription. Entrepreneur and philanthropist born here September 13, 1857. Founded Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894; introduced milk chocolate in 1900. Developed Hershey as a model town and home of the world's largest chocolate factory. With his wife, Catherine Sweeney, he founded the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and endowed it with his personal fortune.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.546′ N, 76° 38.015′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Homestead Lane near Near US 322, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milton Hershey School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kinderhaus Canna Bed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police
Some Residence Buildings of the Milton S. Hershey School image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Some Residence Buildings of the Milton S. Hershey School
(approx. mile away); Derry Churchyard (approx. one mile away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Milton S. Hershey. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Milton S. Hershey School. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Milton Snavely Hershey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Milton Snavely Hershey image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1915
3. Milton Snavely Hershey
 
 
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 2,183 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 19, 2011.
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