Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad
CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line
Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line
Millerstown is located on a tract of land originally sold to James Gallagher on September 23, 1766, however, there is evidence that a small town named "Smithfield" was founded by him before then.
This plot of ground was later sold to David Miller on September 1, 1780, who filed for a patent in 1790 for the "laying out of the town," thus making Miller's Town the first town to be plotted for sale in the territory at that time comprising Perry County. Miller's Town was later combined to form Millerstown.
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32.2 Breyer Ice Cream Co. No. 1
32.8 Freight Station
Out of service by August 1959.
33.0 Chas. A. Rippman's Sons
According to millpictures.com, this was a "2.5 story frame mill is surrounded by other outbuildngs having to do with feed, fuel, coal, etc. Although situated right by Raccoon Creek, it was never water powered, but utilized Gasoline engines and electricval motors foe power to grind feed. Conrail tracks run along the Juniata River just next to the mill. The mill closed to feed milling in the 1960's, and became an oil depot for I. B. Secrist Oil Company. Fair condition in 1992."