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The History of Huntington Township

The History of Huntington Township

The pictures above remind us of our long and proud history. Founded in December of 1745 as part of Lancaster County, later to be a part of York County and finally Adams County. This website proves that we have moved from writing minutes with a pen and cursive writing to the exciting possibilities of the 21st Century. We still have chickens, pigs, turkeys, cows and acres of fruit. As of the 2020 Census, we have 2395 residents (up 26 from 2010) of various backgrounds and ages. We do not have a local police department (crime is very low), no public park and no property taxes. We still have  Volunteer Fire Departments that respond to our emergencies. You can’t buy gas, bread or milk (at least not yet), and we have to drive 15 miles to get to the closest Walmart. And almost everyone likes it that way. We don’t own a traffic light just stop signs. All our roads are 2 lanes and you have to be in a hurry to pass a slower car, farmers usually pull over with their hay wagons or manure spreaders but not always. Watch out for School Buses and trucks load with apples, you will get to where you are going!

We are proud of our schools and believe we have one of the better districts though some do say the taxes seem high. We have Churches of most denominations nearby (could be why crime is low) and you can’t buy a drink in the Township (also could be why crime is low).

Huntington Township sounds like a pretty good place but like most places, not everything is perfect and that is what we are working on.

If you are interested in the history of our township, View the History of Huntington Township and/or visit the local historical society museum on Main Street in York Springs known as Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society. The Town of York Springs is right next