Hummelstown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Hummelstown is centrally located between both Harrisburg and Hershey, making it a common tourist drive-through, stopping point, or resting area. With numerous businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and bars designed to capitalize on the amount of tourist travel through the small town.
At various times Hummelstown has been as close as twenty miles from up towards ten different professional sports teams. Due to this often the various championship teams parade, drive through, and do hosting and trophy related events in Hummelstown as well. The Calder Cup has had several ceremonies conducted in Hummelstown over the years.
Hummelstown has often been listed in the top 500 towns to live in, not only in America, but in the entire North America with the highest ranking its ever received was 61st “Best Town to Live in America”.
The Hummelstown Historical Society building is located North Rosanna St. and North Alley St (there is no street number). It was the original building for the Zion Lutheran Church; which is now the main brownstone church on Main Street of Hummelstown, in 1815.
Hummelstown is within a thirty-minute drive of several colleges and educational institutions; such as HACC, LVC, Penn State Harrisburg, YTI, Kepler Career Institute, VoTech and Hershey Medical Center.
A decent sized amount of the population of Hummelstown have jobs in Derry Township, mainly through the Hershey Chocolate Factory or Hershey’s Food Company and subsidiaries such as the Hershey Bears, the Giant Center, Hershey’s Chocolate World and The Hershey Hotel.
Hummelstown currently has two historical markers in the town, one for the town’s oldest church and the other for the Hummelstown Brownstone Company.
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