Hershey in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Today, The Homestead serves as headquarters for alumni activities and records, including student grants for continuing education.
Location. 40° 16.553′ N, 76° 37.942′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Heritage Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Milton S. Hershey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milton Hershey School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kinderhaus Canna Bed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 0.8 Derry Churchyard (approx. one mile away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Milton S. Hershey marker.
1. Additional memorial/markers have been added
At the entrance to the home, a sundial marker has been placed, honoring the original Superintendent of the Hershey Boys Home. There are two markers:
The first reads:
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE E. COPENHAVER
And the second reads:
Erected in 1938 by the students and staff of the
Hershey Industrial School, now the Milton Hershey School,In memory of the first superintendent
George E. Copenhaver (1877-1938)
Originally located at the Junior-Senior High School,
the sundial memorial was relocated in 2010 to the
Homestead, where George and Prudence Copenhaver
cared for the school’s first students
Department of School History
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