The Country Landscape

The surrounding colonial country landscape in central Pennsylvania is  marked by Triassic red brownstone, rolling hills and valleys with freshwater streams.

This area was part of William Penn’s colonial land grant settlements during the 1700’s, and became known as Pennsylvania, or “Penn’s Woods”. First Quakers, then Germans settled the surrounding colonial area, clearing the land for farming.   Grist mills were built to provide food for livestock and settlers and supply local communities all the way to Baltimore.   Wheat, corn, rye, hemp and flax were main agricultural crops.

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The freshwater stream adjacent to the Quaker Mill House is an example of the pristine countryside this region has to offer.

Brownstone Fishing Creek House

Brownstone Fishing Creek stocked with Trout

Triassic-era dinosaur footprints have been excavated from this site.

Dinosaur Footprint Site on Brownstone Property For Sale

Dinosaur Footprint Site on Brownstone Property For Sale

Local Hummelstown-type brownstone, determined to be the ideal building material compared to many other types of stone, marks the landscape.

Stone Wall and Forsythias

Stone Wall and Forsythias

Forsythia flower garden at Colonial-era Brownstone

Forsythia flower garden at Colonial-era Brownstone
Cherry Blossoms - Closeup

Cherry Blossoms in the Spring

Classic Property Landscape Brownstone

Mature Trees and Expansive lawn bordering Fishing Creek

Country Lawn at Colonial-era Brownstone

Country Lawn at Colonial-era Brownstone

Wood and Stone Houses - Country Brownstone

Firewood Pile near Country Colonial Brownstone

Fishing Creek near Colonial Brownstone

Fishing Creek near Colonial Brownstone

Spring Flowers - Country Brownstone

Spring Flowers – Country Brownstone

Playground near Country Brownstone Home

Playground near Country Brownstone Home

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