Hummelstown Real Estate
The borough of Hummelstown, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is approximately nine miles east of the state capital, situated between Harrisburg and Hershey. This small town is a common stopping point for tourists offering numerous businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and bars primarily on one main road.
During the mid-19th century, the Union Canal at Swatara Creek was an important factor in the development of Hummelstown’s local economy, promoting trade and transportation. The Lebanon Valley Railroad arrived in 1858. This brought about many jobs of stone cutting and shipyard work. The railroad further helped facilitate the Hummelstown Brownstone Company which became the leading employer of Hummelstown residents until its closure in 1929.
Today most residents of Hummelstown commute to their jobs in nearby Derry Township, mainly through The Hershey Company or Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HERCO) and subsidiaries such as the Hershey Bears, the GIANT Center, Hershey’s Chocolate World, The Hotel Hershey and other Hershey properties.
Hummelstown is located in the Lower Dauphin School District.