Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Heidelberg Township is a township in Lebanon County, United States. The population was 4,069 at the 2010 census, it is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bomberger's Distillery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1980. According to the images of the Google Earth, the buildings of the distillery have beed demolished in the last few years. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.2 square miles, of which, 24.2 square miles of it is land and 0.04% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,832 people, 1,346 households, 1,066 families residing in the township; the population density was 158.5 people per square mile. There were 1,389 housing units at an average density of 57.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.30% White, 0.21% African American, 0.18% Asian, 0.13% from other races, 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.
There were 1,346 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.24. In the township the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males. The median income for a household in the township was $45,917, the median income for a family was $50,205. Males had a median income of $34,432 versus $25,911 for females; the per capita income for the township was $21,064. About 4.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over
National Park Service
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior; the NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management, while making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment. As of 2018, the NPS employs 27,000 employees who oversee 419 units, of which 61 are designated national parks. National parks and national monuments in the United States were individually managed under the auspices of the Department of the Interior; the movement for an independent agency to oversee these federal lands was spearheaded by business magnate and conservationist Stephen Mather, as well as J. Horace McFarland. With the help of journalist Robert Sterling Yard, Mather ran a publicity campaign for the Department of the Interior.
They wrote numerous articles that praised the scenic and historic qualities of the parks and their possibilities for educational and recreational benefits. This campaign resulted in the creation of a National Park Service. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that mandated the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Mather became the first director of the newly formed NPS. On March 3, 1933, President Herbert Hoover signed the Reorganization Act of 1933; the act would allow the President to reorganize the executive branch of the United States government. It wasn't until that summer when the new President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, made use of this power. Deputy Director Horace M. Albright had suggested to President Roosevelt that the historic sites from the American Civil War should be managed by the National Park Service, rather than the War Department.
President Roosevelt issued two Executive orders to make it happen. These two executive orders not only transferred to the National Park Service all the War Department historic sites, but the national monuments managed by the Department of Agriculture and the parks in and around the capital, run by an independent office. In 1951, Conrad Wirth became director of the National Park Service and went to work on bringing park facilities up to the standards that the public expected; the demand for parks after the end of the World War II had left the parks overburdened with demands that could not be met. In 1952, with the support of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he began Mission 66, a ten-year effort to upgrade and expand park facilities for the 50th anniversary of the Park Service. New parks were added to preserve unique resources and existing park facilities were upgraded and expanded. In 1966, as the Park Service turned 50 years old, emphasis began to turn from just saving great and wonderful scenery and unique natural features to making parks accessible to the public.
Director George Hartzog began the process with the creation of the National Lakeshores and National Recreation Areas. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has managed each of the United States' national parks, which have grown in number over the years to 60. Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the United States. In 1872, there was no state government to manage it, so the federal government assumed direct control. Yosemite National Park began as a state park. Yosemite was returned to federal ownership. At first, each national park was managed independently, with varying degrees of success. In Yellowstone, the civilian staff was replaced by the U. S. Army in 1886. Due to the irregularities in managing these national treasures, Stephen Mather petitioned the federal government to improve the situation. In response, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane challenged him to lobby for creating a new agency, the National Park Service, to manage all national parks and some national monuments.
Mather was successful with the ratification of the National Park Service Organic Act in 1916. The agency was given authority over other protected areas, many with varying designations as Congress created them; the National Park System includes. The title or designation of a unit need not include the term park; the System as a whole is considered to be a national treasure of the United States, some of the more famous national parks and monuments are sometimes referred to metaphorically as "crown jewels". The system encompasses 84.4 million acres, of which more than 4.3 million acres remain in private ownership. The largest unit is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. At 13,200,000 acres, it is over 16 percent of the entire system; the smallest unit in the system is Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Pennsylvania, at 0.02 acre. In addition to administering its units and other properties, the National Park Service provides technical and financial assistance to several "affiliated areas" authorized by Congress.
The largest affiliated area is New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve at 1,164,025 acres. The smallest is Benjamin Franklin National Memorial at less than 0.01 acres. Although all units of the Nat
Myerstown is a borough located in Lebanon County, United States. It is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Myerstown has an estimated 2016 population of 3,183, it is home to over 100 businesses, including a Bayer HealthCare manufacturing plant, Farmer Boy Ag, Stoneridge Towne Centre and Wengers of Myerstown. The Evangelical Seminary is located on South College Street. On December 24, 1757, 249 acres of land was deeded to Isaac Meier and wife Catherine, who built their house at the Hergelrode site on South College Street; as early as 1763 he began deeding out lots and planned to make a town which he called Tulpehocken Town, after the Tulpehocken Creek, which runs through the borough. Meier was fatally shot by an unknown assassin on July 14, 1770, at the Henry Buch House on 40 West Main Street, a tavern at that time. After his death the citizens of Tulpehocken Town began to call it Meier's Town after him; the Isaac Meier Homestead was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Myerstown is located at 40 ° 22' 19" 76 ° 18' 15" West. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles, of which, 0.9 square miles of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. Myerstown is surrounded by Jackson Township; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,171 people, 1,265 households, 810 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,559.1 people per square mile. There were 1,339 housing units at an average density of 1,502.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 97.48% White, 1.41% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, 0.45% from two or more races. 0.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,265 households, out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91. In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $36,563, the median income for a family was $45,698. Males had a median income of $31,985 versus $20,684 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $17,177. 6.6% of the population and 4.6% of families were below the poverty line. 8.4% of those under the age of 18 and 9.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line
Alden Villa known as Millwood, is a historic home located in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It is representative of the Queen Shingle Style, it was designed by Stanford White. The house has 11,223 square feet; the property is eight acres. On January 30, 2006, Edward H. Arnold and Michael Kip Kelly formed a company to restore the house. In 2010, Arnold sued Kelly for $1.7 million over the deal. Kelly responded by asking the court to dissolve Calvania, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011
Gloninger Estate is a historic home located at North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1785, is a 2 1/2-story, limestone residence, built into a bank of limestone rock, it is reflective of the "Swiss-German" architectural style. On the property is a contributing limestone smokehouse, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
Josiah Funck Mansion
Josiah Funck Mansion is a historic home located in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1855, is a three-story, brick residence with a mansard roof in the Second Empire style; the main section measures 65 feet by 40 feet. Two additions were built sometime after 1932, it features a two-story porch with decorative woodwork. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bindnagle Evangelical Lutheran Church is a historic Evangelical Lutheran church located in North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1803, is a two-story, brick building measuring 36 by 48 feet, it is in the Georgian style. On the property is a contributing cemetery, with the oldest burial dated to 1774, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Welcome to PalmyraPA.com: Historic Bindnagle History of the Bindnagle Evangelical Lutheran Church YouTube video