A Brief History of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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The sexual assault lawyers in Camp Hill present to residents and visitors the following article about the borough. Discover the history of the area and its features.

Short History of Camp Hill

Camp Hill is a borough in the Cumberland County of Pennsylvania. Part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is bordered by the East Pennsboro Township to the north, the borough of Lemoyne to the east, the Lower Allen census-designated place (CDP) of the Lower Allen Township to the south, and the Hampden Township to the west. It is said that the name "Camp Hill" came from a split in the Peace Church's congregation when one part of the church started to meet outdoor on a hill. Before the American Civil War, the area was known as White Hill. It was a stop between Harrisburg and Carlisle, along the Cumberland Valley Railroad. In late June 1863 of the Civil War, the Battle of Sporting Hill of the Gettysburg Campaign took place at Camp Hill.

On November 10, 1885, the borough of Camp Hill was incorporated. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 7,888 people and a total area of 2.1 square miles. The main roads that serve the area are Cumberland Boulevard (U.S. Route 11), South 32nd Street (U.S. Route 15), Harrisburg Expressway (Pennsylvania State Road 581), and Market Street.

Peace Church

Peace Church is a historic Reformed and Lutheran church in Camp Hill. Also known as Die Frieden Kirche, it was constructed around 1798 by Thomas Anderson and Martin Rupp. The two-and-a-half-story, five by three bay, limestone building features a balcony on three sides, a wine glass pulpit and an 1807 organ. On March 24, 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). On August 4, 1947, and May 25, 1948, it was designated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Camp Hill Shopping Center

Camp Hill Shopping Center is a strip mall featuring a variety of stores, services and eateries for residents and visitors to the area. It offers the following:

  • Boscov's
  • Noodles and Company
  • Subway
  • Staples
  • Shoe Fly - Camp Hill
  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Saladworks
  • Esporta Fitness
  • PNC Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • Chico's
  • Staples Print & Marketing Services
  • Five Below
  • AT&T Store
  • Panera Bread
  • GIANT Food Stores
  • Carry Out Cafe
  • Orthopedic Injury Clinic - Camp Hill
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Arby's
  • First National Bank
  • Carter's

The shopping mall is located on East Trindle Road. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Also read on about the Borough of Mount Oliver, PA.

Fiala Field

Fiala Field is a community park serving the Camp Hill borough. Situated on Columbia Avenue, it provides recreational amenities like two baseball fields, a softball field, a soccer field, a playground with tot lot, park benches, and a pavilion with picnic tables. The park also connects to the Goddard Trail, which links a number of parks within and around the borough. It is pet friendly, stroller friendly and wheelchair friendly.

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