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Milton S. Hershey

Type: 

Roadside

Entrepreneur and philanthropist born here September 13, 1857. Founded Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894; introduced milk chocolate in 1900. Developed Hershey as a model town and home of the world's largest chocolate factory. With his wife, Catherine Sweeney, he founded the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and endowed it with his personal fortune.

Dedication Date: 

06/28/2003

Location

Homestead Lane, 20 feet north of U.S. 322, Hershey

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.28

Longitude: 

-76.63