Historic Sites

This page highlights historic or notable locations in the Penn Manor Area. For more information on any of these sites, please contact us at (717) 872-1699 or send us an e-mail. Some of the locations below include links to additional information on the Internet.

Natural

  • Rock carvings (Conestoga Township, North of bridge near Rockhill)
  • Silvermine Park
  • Shenk’s Ferry Wild Flower Preserve
  • Tucquan Glenn (Martic Township)
  • The Pinnacle
  • Turkey Hill Trail/Nature Area
  • Exposed Rock Strat Formation (at the Norman Wood Bridge – call for info)

Historical Markers

  • Postlethwaite’s Tavern (Conestoga)
  • Boehm’s Chapel
  • Conestoga Indian Town (Indian Marker Road Manor Township)
  • Canal and Industry (Safe Harbor – PA State Marker in Conestoga Township), Martin Chartier & Peter Chartier – French Explorers and Indian Traders (Washington Boro)
  • The 40th Parallel (Maryland vs. PA Conflict in Washington Boro)
  • Great Minqua Path (Washington Boro)
  • Millersville University
  • Washington Boro Archelogical sites

For additional information on many of these click here.

 

Historic Architecture

Native Americans

  • Indian Town/Paxtan Massacre – Manor Township
  • Susquehannock Indian Archaelogical site – Washington Boro
  • Shenk’s Ferry Clan Village (Crossgates Golf Course, now buried)
  • Indian Rock, Frey – Haverstick Site, Robert Farms Site

Industrial and Agricultural

Religion

  • The Immaculate Conception of St. Mary Catholic Mission Church – only the cemetary remains. This church is important because the church was visited on 4 document occasions by Bishop (Now Saint) John Newmann. Located near Safe Harbor in Conestoga.
  • River Corner Mennonite Church – founded 7 June, 1743 by Benedict Eshleman. The present church dates from 1777. River Corner Rd. Conesgoga.
  • Zion (Independent) Church – Formerly Zion German Reformed Church, the Zion United church of Christ. built 1872, Oldest church building in Millersville – Nth George St.
  • Boehm’s Methodist Episcopal Church (now the United Methodist Church).
  • Tabernacle and Cottage Row, the Rawlingsville Camp Meeting Association, Tabernacle – 1901 – 1967, Cottage Row 1957-1960, The United Methodist Church (Technically this camp is in Providence Township)

The Conestoga Area Historical Society
51 Kendig Road, Conestoga, PA 17516

(717) 872-1699
cahs@comcast.net