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About Conestoga, Pennsylvania

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 tribe, whose principal village was located nearby. The Conestoga are an extinct tribe, the last being hacked to death by the Paxton Boys in 1763.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. Bush held a photo opportunity at the Safe Harbor power station. Conestoga is also home to Turkey Hill Dairy.Another 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.

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  • Postal Codes: 17516
  • Timezone: Eastern