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    3985 Locust Grove Road

    COLUMBIA, PA 17512
    • $478,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 18 days
    • MLS #: PALA171370
    UPDATED: 56 min ago
    $478,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 1.17
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 4,125
      SQFT
    • $116
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1804
    County:

    School Information

    Middle School:
    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    The property at 3985 Locust Grove Road in West Hempfield Township, between Columbia and Mountville, can be traced to William Penn. Penn gave land grants to the Kehler and Forry families and they settled in the area and began to develop the land. John Forry took up the land that would eventually feature the Locust Grove Inn as early as 1730. A few years after the completion of the Lancaster and Susquehanna turnpike, around 1803, John Forry Jr. built a large, two-story brick tavern one and a half miles east of Columbia on the south side of the turnpike. The road today is known as Lincoln Highway (Route 462).Isaac Vaughen, from an old and respectable family in Chester County, moved into the building just before it was completed. He remained two years before moving to Columbia. Vaughen was succeeded by Joshua Kehler, who had been keeping another tavern on the Susquehanna River. Kehler successfully cultivated a farm on the plot, and raised cattle. He conducted the Locust Grove Inn in the building and kept it for 45 years. It was an era when people rode stagecoaches or horses - or walked. Soon, the inn became a ?mecca? for travelers, according to a 1954 Columbia News article. The property predated the Union Stock Yards in Lancaster and it became an important rendezvous for cattle drovers.For lack of any other means of transportation, cattle were driven over the highway and humans and cattle alike found the inn a welcome overnight stopping place. Joshua Kehler married Anna Neff of West Hempfield, a descendent of Francis Neff, the earliest American progenitor of the family, who emigrated from Switzerland in 1717 because of religious prosecution. Kehler was a Mennonite, his wife a member of the German Reformed Church. The Kehlers had five daughters and one son, Henry. Henry N. Kehler was born in the inn/home in 1821 and lived his entire life there. Henry Kehler took over the 140-acre farm, reportedly one of the best farms in the county. He converted the inn into ?one of the finest private residences in the county,? according to Ellis and Evans' History of Lancaster County.The original Kehler homestead was a distance north of the inn. It was a stone house on a plot of land on the north side of what is now the Lincoln Highway. It became a tenant house on the Kehler estate when the Kehlers closed the inn and moved into it as their living quarters. Kehler was a director in the First National Bank of Columbia for more than three decades. People looked up to him due to his intelligence, sound judgment and business integrity. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Democrat, but switched to Republican. Generations passed the portals of the Kehler home at Locust Grove, regarding it as part of the terrain. A large K (for Kehler) is made from different-colored stone in the jagged rock wall at the corner of Locust Grove Road and Route 462. Through the years, the former inn building saw the advent and decline of the trolley, the installation of bus service, and the rise of the automobile...Read More @ LancasterHomeStory.com

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    3985 Locust Grove Road COLUMBIA, PA 17512

    • Price: $478,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 56 min ago
    • MLS #: PALA171370
    4
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    1.17
    Acres
    4,125
    SQFT
    $116
    $/SQFT
    1804
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    West Hempfield
    County:
    Lancaster
    Area:
    West Hempfield Twp (10530)
    Middle School:
    Hempfield
    High School:
    Hempfield
    School District:
    Hempfield
    Property Description
    The property at 3985 Locust Grove Road in West Hempfield Township, between Columbia and Mountville, can be traced to William Penn. Penn gave land grants to the Kehler and Forry families and they settled in the area and began to develop the land. John Forry took up the land that would eventually feature the Locust Grove Inn as early as 1730. A few years after the completion of the Lancaster and Susquehanna turnpike, around 1803, John Forry Jr. built a large, two-story brick tavern one and a half miles east of Columbia on the south side of the turnpike. The road today is known as Lincoln Highway (Route 462).Isaac Vaughen, from an old and respectable family in Chester County, moved into the building just before it was completed. He remained two years before moving to Columbia. Vaughen was succeeded by Joshua Kehler, who had been keeping another tavern on the Susquehanna River. Kehler successfully cultivated a farm on the plot, and raised cattle. He conducted the Locust Grove Inn in the building and kept it for 45 years. It was an era when people rode stagecoaches or horses - or walked. Soon, the inn became a ?mecca? for travelers, according to a 1954 Columbia News article. The property predated the Union Stock Yards in Lancaster and it became an important rendezvous for cattle drovers.For lack of any other means of transportation, cattle were driven over the highway and humans and cattle alike found the inn a welcome overnight stopping place. Joshua Kehler married Anna Neff of West Hempfield, a descendent of Francis Neff, the earliest American progenitor of the family, who emigrated from Switzerland in 1717 because of religious prosecution. Kehler was a Mennonite, his wife a member of the German Reformed Church. The Kehlers had five daughters and one son, Henry. Henry N. Kehler was born in the inn/home in 1821 and lived his entire life there. Henry Kehler took over the 140-acre farm, reportedly one of the best farms in the county. He converted the inn into ?one of the finest private residences in the county,? according to Ellis and Evans' History of Lancaster County.The original Kehler homestead was a distance north of the inn. It was a stone house on a plot of land on the north side of what is now the Lincoln Highway. It became a tenant house on the Kehler estate when the Kehlers closed the inn and moved into it as their living quarters. Kehler was a director in the First National Bank of Columbia for more than three decades. People looked up to him due to his intelligence, sound judgment and business integrity. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Democrat, but switched to Republican. Generations passed the portals of the Kehler home at Locust Grove, regarding it as part of the terrain. A large K (for Kehler) is made from different-colored stone in the jagged rock wall at the corner of Locust Grove Road and Route 462. Through the years, the former inn building saw the advent and decline of the trolley, the installation of bus service, and the rise of the automobile...Read More @ LancasterHomeStory.com
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Farmhouse/National FolkColonial Construction Materials BrickMasonry Fencing Masonry/Stone Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Side Entry Garage YN Yes Lot Features ClearedCornerRear Yard Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Paved Driveway Parking Types DrivewayAttached Garage Pool No Pool Property Condition AverageGood Riparian Rights YN No Roof Architectural ShingleMetal Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 4125 Above Grade Unfinished Area 800 Basement Dirt FloorUnfinishedOutside Entrance Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 5 Flooring HardwoodCarpetVinyl Furnished No Heating Baseboard - ElectricForced AirHeat Pump(S) Heating YN Yes Interior Features Additional StairwayFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Table SpaceWood Floors Laundry Type Main FloorHookup Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenFamily RoomBasementBedroom 1Full Bath Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsPlaster Walls

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing CashConventionalVa Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Columbia Avenue Electric 200+ Amp Service Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Electric Hot Water ElectricPropane Incorporated City Name West Hempfield Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304333876153 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 6176.00 Tax Assessment Amount 292600.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Residential

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