Williams Grove

Title

Williams Grove

Title

Williams Grove

Date

1980-10-19

County

Cumberland

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

Williams Grove Rd. (SR 2011), .5 mile S of Wms. Grove Park

Marker Text

With its excellent railroad connection, this became the site of the Great Grangers' Interstate Picnic Exhibition, founded 1874 by Robert H. Thomas of the Pennsylvania State Grange. A week's attendance at this annual event was estimated at 100,000 or more by the 1890's. The John Williams House, built about 1799, is nearby.

Files

williams-grove.jpg

Citation

“Williams Grove,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed November 24, 2017, http://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/4.