Conestoga, Pennsylvania is a
small community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Conestoga was first called Conestoga Manor by William Penn. The
name came from the Conestoga Indians
a peaceful Christian
principal village was located nearby. The Conestoga are an extinct
tribe, the last being hacked to death by the Paxton Boys
The town of Conestoga was laid out by John Kendig, Harry Breneman,
Edward Charles, and John Folkman in 1797.
The community is located at 39°56'26"N longitude, 76°20'48"W
latitude, and it is 500 feet above sea level.
A post office, zip code 17516, exists.
Conestoga was in the national news in 2001 when President George W.
a photo opportunity at the Safe Harbor power station.
Conestoga is also home to
Conestoga, Pennsylvania exists at 40°8'32"N 75°50'7"W in
neighboring Chester County, Pennsylvania.
However, the community in Lancaster County
is on the Susquehanna River, on the west side of Lancaster County,
while Chester County lies to the east of Lancaster County.
- Conestoga, PA
- Places Named
- Remarks at the Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation
in Conestoga, Pennsylvania - Transcript