Methodist Hall - (Monthly Programs)
50 East King Street
Littlestown, PA 17340
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10 South QueenStreet

Littlestown, PA 17340


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Littlestown was layed out by
and named for Peter Klien (Little)
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Littlestown's Historic Time Line:


Home to different Indian Tribes - 1700___________________


First school in what became Adams County near Christ Church before 1747_
First Church in Littlestown area - Christ Church-1747________

Peter Klein (Little) procures 311 Acres of Land - 1760____
Mason and Dixon surveyed just south of Littlestown - 1765____


General Wayne of
Washington’s Army came through Littlestown 1781_

 

Adams County formed from York County -1800____________

 

 

Public school machinery set up in Littlestown - 1836_________

 

 

Train service began in Littlestown - 1858__________________

Littlestown Incorporated as a borough - 1864___________

 

Fire Department established - 1886______________________


Trolley to Hanover began running - 1895__________________

Electric service established - 1897_______________________

 

Crouse Park established - 1913_________________________

 


Trolley service ended - 1932___________________________

Natural gas service came to town - 1933__________________

 


Traffic light at King and Queen Streets -1946_______________
Sewage treatment plant built - 1948______________________
Memorial Field opened -1948__________________________

Post Office became First Class - 1953____________________

McSherry’s Little League Field given to borough- 1958_______

Bicentennial celebrated -1965________________________


Freight train service ended - 1970's______________________

 

 

Alloway Creek Intermediate School opened - 2004__________

Littlestown Area Historical Society Formed - 2007________

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___________1734 - Andrew Shriver Settles close to Littlestown
(Shriver was the first white settler in what became Adams County)

__________July 17, 1749 York County was formed from Lancaster County

____1765- Peter Klein lays out original 84 lots (Littlestown)

________1779 - George Washington traveled through Littlestown


________________1795 - Post Office established in Littlestown

 


______________1807 - Gettysburg to Littlestown Turnpike built

 

 

_______________1847 - First newspaper printed in Littlestown

 


________________1863 - Civil War connection with Littlestown

__________________1871 - School on East King Street opened

 

_______________1892 - Telephone service came to Littlestown
________________________1895 - Water System established

 

_________________1901 - School on East King Street replaced



__________________1927 - Post Office became Second Class

___________________ 1932 - School at Maple Avenue opened

 

__________________1939 - Community Playground established

 

__________________1948 - Last passenger train left Littlestown
___________1948 - Littlestown Joint School System established


______________________1954 - Rolling Acres School opened

________________________1961 - High School on hill opened


__________________________1968 - Swimming Pool opened



___________________________________1993 - YMCA built

 




____________2008 - Completion of Square Renovation Project

     


 

 

 



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50 East King Street, Littlestown, PA 17340
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