Hunterstown ...Then and Now

Sites Not Usually on the Tour...

"Hunterstown truly has much the same potential 
for restoration as Colonial Williamsburg did;
would that another John D. Rockefeller Jr.
could be found." 
~ Edwin L. Green, Artist, Colonial Williamsburg

Formerly, a Methodist Church...
Currently, the church is not in use.

"You may hear the distant toll of the school bell,
the happy sounds of children at play
or music from the old church pump organ."
~ Linda Cleveland, Historian

Two Room Schoolhouse
Side View

Class of 1939

Class of 1940


"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

    ~  Benjamin Disraeli

Civil War Era Home...
Restored by Joe Matthews.

The Jesse McCreary House

This pre-civil war house, mostly log, in Hunterstown, Pennsylvania
built in 1860 and occupied by the village tailor Jesse McCreary
and his
wife Jane. The McCrearys had two daughters. Alice McCreary
was the
second wife of the village doctor, Charles E. Goldsborough.
Martha McCreary married David L. Plank. Their son, Edward Stewart Plank,
better known at "Gettysburg Eddie" was a well known pitcher for the
Philadelphia Athletics and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
                                                                   (Linda Cleveland, Local Historian)    

"Hunterstown Woodworks" ...

"Success requires the vision to see....
 the faith to believe,
               and the courage to do."

Montgomery Place - Circa 1790
The Richard Kammerer Farm

Purchased by Rev. Joseph Henderson in 1792. Bought by Abraham Fickes and Jacob Taughenbaugh in 1802. Confederate cavalry visited in 1863 seeking fresh mounts. Young Joseph W. Taughenbaugh nearly lost his pony "Sam", but a compassionate Confederate officer allowed it was "not big enough to carry a man" 5th and 6th generation descendants of Jacob Taughenbaugh presently own and occupy the house and lands.

This home was torn down 1n 2012.

"Instead of building a sterile 'McMansion'
on a postage stamp lot in a new development
that destroys historic property, why not restore
an old house in Hunterstown?" 

                       Artist Edwin L. Green
                         Williamsburg, VA.

Currently being restored!

The David Little House

David Little is said to have made chairs here as early as 1816.
 Huntertown was known as the "rocking chair capitol of the world
well into the 1900's.

Early Log Cabin located on Red Bridge Road.

Unfortunately, this old log cabin was taken down
by the owner of the property.    

Side View...
Built in the mid 1700's.

All photographs on this site by Laurie Harding unless otherwise noted.

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