"Hunterstown truly has much the
same potential for restoration
as Colonial Williamsburg did;
would that another John D. Rockefeller Jr. could
Edwin L. Green, Artist
|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
secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."
See the Hunterstown Prints by Artist, Edwin L. Green, Williamsburg, VA
|Civil War Era Home...
|Owned and Restored by Joe Matthews.
The Jesse McCreary House
This pre-civil war house, mostly log, in Hunterstown, Pennsylvania
was 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
Philadelphia Athletics and is in the
Baseball Hall of Fame.
(Linda Cleveland, Local Historian)
Also home of "Hunterstown Woodworks" ...
"Success requires the vision to see....
faith to believe,
and the courage to do."
|Montgomery Place - Circa 1790
|The Richard Kammerer Farm
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.
|One of two homes
|In need of preservation!
Realtor wants to tear this house down as well the barn and beehive oven.Unfortunately,
without the "Village Overlay" from Straban township, there is no protection!
is hoping that "someone would just make an offer".
This property has great potential if you are interested in restoration and living history presentations!
There is an old barn and a bee-hive oven on the property.
reduced!!! April 2010
"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?"
Edwin L. Green
|The other home...07/07 SOLD!
|To a couple who will be restoring it!
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.
home was recently purchased. (12/2010)
|Early Log Cabin located on Red Bridge Road.
Unfortunately, this old log cabin was taken down
by the owner of the property.
|Built in the mid 1700's.
All photographs on this site by Laurie Harding unless otherwise