Mary Hays Main

Local historian, Mary Hays Main, holds her cat, Marshmallow, at her home in Mainsville in the late 1960s.

How our streets got their names, for whom or what they were named, has always been of interest to me. This subject was also of interest to Mary Hays Main who lived in the first farm on Mainsville Road, going east from Mainsville.

In 1742, the name Shippensburg was selected as the name for the new town at a meeting held at Widow Piper's Tavern, now known as the Old Courthouse, located at the corner of South Queen and East King streets. This was to honor Edward Shippen on whose land the town was built.

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