The oldest structure in present day Spring Grove Borough, the “Hoke House” has served the community well. It was already 132 years old when the Borough was incorporated, and stood just outside its border for three quarters of a century before it was adopted into the Borough proper .
The building’s first half century was spent as a tavern on the edge of America’s frontier servicing travelers on the Monocacy Road, the first road laid out in York County under the authority of Pennsylvania , and a favored route of early settlers of western Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky.
The building then served the community as the homestead of productive family farms for over 150 years. And, for a quarter century it served as Spring Grove’s public library.
Read an account of the Hoke House history created by local historian, Paul Nevin by clicking the button below.