Hershey, Pennsylvania is located in Dauphin County, located about thirty minutes away from Harrisburg. Hershey is a part of the Harrisburg metropolitan area. It is commonly referred to as Chocolatetown, USA and “the Sweetest Place on Earth,” due to it being where Hershey Chocolates are made! The population of Hershey, PA is 14,257 and is proud to hold some of the hardest workers in Pennsylvania!
The founder of Hershey, PA, Milton Hershey, started the foundation of hard work, which still lives on in residents today, in the chocolate making business. Once Milton saw the rise of the chocolate industry, he decided to sell the successful Lancaster Caramel Company that he decided to grow more into the confectionary chocolate business which would become known as Hershey Chocolate Company.
When picking a location, Milton tried to find a location that he could easily expand on for a reasonable price. He found a place in Derry Township, in which he already owned land. The area offered a plethora of fresh milk, property, access to transportation service, and a dependable labor force. Although Milton’s business colleagues were all against the area, Milton saw so many opportunities out of the land.