Hershey-1 (MILTON S. HERSHEY BIRTHPLACE)
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N 40° 16.544 W 076° 38.016
18T E 361115 N 4459641
Quick Description: This marker is next to the Homestead, birthplace of Milton S. Hershey, who was born on Sept. 13, 1857.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2006 8:03:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM65Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Nana & Bumpa
Views: 80

Long Description:
This marker is next to the Homestead, birthplace of Milton S. Hershey, who was born on Sept. 13, 1857. The Homestead was a farmhouse belonging to Milton's grandfather. It is now the home of offices of the Milton Hershey School, and is situated on the School's campus. The school was founded in 1909 by Milton and his wife Catherine, when it became clear that they would have no children. The School was endowed by Milton Hershey with his personal fortune. While the school was originally founded for orphaned boys, today it is a residential school for 1,500 underprivliged boys and girls in grades K-12. Milton acquired the Homestead when he returned to Derry Township in 1903 to build his factory and town.
(This is the first of eight markers in Hershey.)
Marker Name: Milton S. Hershey

County: Dauphin

Date Dedicated: 06/28/2003

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Homestead Lane, 20 feet norht of US 322, Hershey

Category: Business & Industry, Education, Entrepreneurs

Website: Not listed

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