History & Heritage in Shippensburg PA

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  • Dykeman Rd. Shippensburg, PA 17257
    At this site on June 26, 1863, thousands of Confederate troops camped overnight as they began their invasion of Cumberland County. The next morning troops followed the present-day Walnut Bottom...
  • Route 641 Newville, PA 17241
    This gristmill was built around 1763 by William Laughlin. The first mill on Big Spring, it ground wheat and other grain for the people in the surrounding countryside. To generate power to turn...
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  • 49 W. King St Shippensburg, PA 17257-1224
    William McLean operated a tannery behind his home on West King Street. McLean knew that the Confederates were desperate for leather, so he asked his employees to hide as much as they could beneath...
  • North Queen St. Shippensburg, PA 17257
    For nearly 200 years the North Queen Street Cemetery, now called Locust Grove, has been the final resting place of many Shippenburg area African-Americans. The cemetery was first acknowledged in...
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  • S.W. Corner of King and Earl Streets, in concrete Shippensburg, PA 17257
    The first major military engagement in Cumberland County during the Civil War took place in Shippensburg in the week leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.
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