(1857 - 1945)Entrepreneur and philanthropist born here September 13, 1857. Founded Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894; introduced milk chocolate in 1900. Developed Hershey as a model town and home of the world's largest chocolate factory. With his wife, Catherine Sweeney, he founded the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and endowed it with his personal fortune.
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|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 361117 N 4459645|
|Decimal Degrees||40.27576667, -76.63358333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.546', W 76° 38.015'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 32.76" N, 76° 38' 0.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 785-795 Homestead Ln, Hershey PA 17033, US|
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