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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Derry Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dauphin County, PA (291) Cumberland County, PA (356) Juniata County, PA (15) Lancaster County, PA (415) Lebanon County, PA (75) Northumberland County, PA (86) Perry County, PA (52) Schuylkill County, PA (70) York County, PA (375)  DauphinCounty(291) Dauphin County (291)  CumberlandCounty(356) Cumberland County (356)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  LancasterCounty(415) Lancaster County (415)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  NorthumberlandCounty(86) Northumberland County (86)  PerryCounty(52) Perry County (52)  SchuylkillCounty(70) Schuylkill County (70)  YorkCounty(375) York County (375)
Harrisburg is the county seat for Dauphin County
Derry Township is in Dauphin County
      Dauphin County (291)  
ADJACENT TO DAUPHIN COUNTY
      Cumberland County (356)  
      Juniata County (15)  
      Lancaster County (415)  
      Lebanon County (75)  
      Northumberland County (86)  
      Perry County (52)  
      Schuylkill County (70)  
      York County (375)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Candy Cart
Before Milton Hershey achieved success with his first confectionery company, the Lancaster Caramel Company, he started out by selling his caramels door to door using a wooden pushcart similar to the one on display. The paintings on the cart . . . Map (db m180402) HM
2Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Hershey's Chocolate Workers Local 1 (CIO) responded to a labor-management impasse on April 2, 1937 by initiating the first sit-down strike in Pennsylvania and in the confectionery industry. The strike was ended by strike-breaking violence and . . . Map (db m7135) HM
3Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Derry ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region.Map (db m122385) HM
4Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Derry Church School (1844-1904)
Born in Derry Township, Milton S. Hershey (1857 - 1945) attended this one-room schoolhouse during the winter of 1863-1864. Built in 1844, this was the first of seven schools he attended before apprenticing to a Lancaster, PA. candy maker at age 14. . . . Map (db m7139) HM
5Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Derry Churchyard
Oldest pioneer graveyard in Dauphin County. Here, near Pastors William Bertram and John Roan, lie heroes of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution; and Colonel John Rodgers, a signer of the Hanover Resolves in 1774.Map (db m7157) HM
6Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Derry Session House and Enclosure
Has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. c.1732Map (db m7156) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Harry ErdmanMr. Hershey's Horticulturalist — Looking Back —
In 1936, Milton Hershey asked his horticulturalist, Harry Erdman, to design "a nice garden of roses." The Hershey Rose Garden opened in 1937. By 1942, Erdman expanded the 3˝-acre rose garden into a 23-acre botanical garden.Map (db m180416) HM
8Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Hershey
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 . . . Map (db m7134) HM
9Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree”Chinese chestnut (Castanea molassima)
Though the Milton Hershey School campus is graced by a number of magnificent trees, one of the oldest and most meaningful to generations of HIS/MHS students might be this Chinese chestnut. Known informally as the “climbing tree) for . . . Map (db m84238) HM
10Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Kinderhaus Canna BedMilton Hershey School Heritage Center
Catherine Hershey loved cannas and the gardens at High Point included many examples. On the occasion of Fanny Hershey’s 80th birthday in 1915, Milton prepared a surprise birthday party for his mother at High Point. The event was big news in the . . . Map (db m84227) HM
11Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Meet the Mother Tree
This is a special Cryptomeria 'Dense Jade' tree. It began life as a aberration of nature in a New Jersey nursery. In the early 1960s, a tree variety known as Cryptomeria japonica 'Lobbii' grew a "witches' broom," which is a shoot that is . . . Map (db m180413) HM
12Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Milton Hershey SchoolHeritage Center at Kinderhaus
Records indicate that Isaac Hershey, great-grandfather of Milton Hershey, purchased the Kinderhaus property circa 1800. The building is the oldest structure on the Milton Hershey School campus and one of the oldest homes in Derry Township. In 1826, . . . Map (db m84236) HM
13Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Milton S. Hershey(1857 - 1945)
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 . . . Map (db m7137) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Milton S. Hershey1857-1945
Milton S. Hershey founded the world famous Hershey's Chocolate Company in 1903 and built a town around it for his employees, complete with homes, schools, and cultural and recreational opportunities. In 1907, Milton S.Hershey founded HERSHEYPARK . . . Map (db m95209) HM
15Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Original Hershey Rose Garden
Planted 1908 at High POint home of Mr. & Mrs. M.S. Hershey. Now Hershey Country Club. Transplanted 1942 to current location in original form and plants.Map (db m180414) HM
16Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Pennsylvania State Police
First uniformed state police force of its kind in the nation, created by an Act of the General Assembly May 2, 1905, signed by Governor Samuel Pennypacker. The force was formed in response to concern over labor and capital unrest, especially the . . . Map (db m31300) HM
17Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — The Boy with the Leaking BootHershey Gardens
The Boy with the Leaking Boot statue was purchased by Milton Hershey in 1913 for his High Point home. It was then relocated to Hershey Park and later, the Hershey Zoo Reptile House. It was moved to its current location, the Hershey Rose Garden, in . . . Map (db m180395) HM
18Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — The Conestoga wagon
The Conestoga wagon was a sturdy wagon used by American pioneers. The wagon was named for the Conestoga Valley in Pennsylvania where it was first built during the early 1700's. Conestoga wagons carried most of the freight and people that moved . . . Map (db m137413) HM
19Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — The Four Seasons StatuesHershey Gardens — Dedicated October 8, 2008 —
Dedicated to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and its long-serving Executive Director Susan Kelly-Dreiss, at whose kitchen table, overlooking Hershey Gardens, a small group of women came togsther in 1976 to create the nation's . . . Map (db m180400) HM
20Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — The Homestead
Milton S. Hershey was born here on September 13, 1857. The house was built by his great-grandfather, Isaac Hershey, in 1826. Milton S. Hershey purchased The Homestead in 1897 and lived there with his wife Catherine from 1905 to 1908. The building . . . Map (db m7138) HM
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21Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — The M.S. Hershey Rose
In 1940, the American Rose Society honored Milton Hershey by naming a rose after him. Over the years, the number of these rose bushes has steadily declined to only a few remaining at the Gardens. This year, to commemorate Hershey Gardens’ 75th . . . Map (db m106344) HM
22Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Union Canal
At Union Deposit, just to the north, can be seen the remains of the canal. It united the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading. Suggested by William Penn, the canal was surveyed 1762, in use by 1828, abandoned in 1885.Map (db m7158) HM
23Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Veterans Memorial
In commemoration of those who served our countryMap (db m108405) WM
24Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Wildlife Habitat EnhancementMilton Hershey School Agricultural and Environmental Education
Native grass meadows are used as a constituent of the landscape on the campus of Milton Hershey School. Benefits of meadow installation: • Meadows provide excellent habitat elements for a variety of wildlife species. In particular, ground nesting . . . Map (db m84240) HM
25Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Derry Township — Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record
In a basketball game played here on March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warrior center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks - a record for points scored by a single player in any National Basketball Association game. The Warriors . . . Map (db m31299) HM
26Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Derry Township — Travel History
Five stages of travel can be recalled here. Concrete covers the old turnpike. Opposite are the ruins of the old canal. The Juniata was once filled with river craft. Across the river is the Pennsylvania Railroad.Map (db m24297) HM
27Pennsylvania (Mifflin County), Derry Township — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all citizens of West Derry who served to protect us and our way of life. World War II Veterans [Names not listed] Korean War Veterans [Names not listed] Vietnam War Veterans [Names not listed] Re-dedicated . . . Map (db m134692) WM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022