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LINGLESTOWN. This town, which is situated at the foot of the First Mountain, about six miles from the Susquehanna River, and about nine miles from Harrisburg, was laid out by Thomas Lingle in 1765.  It was first named St. Thomas, but this name was changed to Linglestown shortly afterwards. It is connected to Harrisburg by fine highways and also by the Harrisburg Railways. The community has always been most favorable to education and has been a strong supporter of schools, the first of which in the town  was opened soon after thee settlement of the place in 1765. The township in which the little town is situated has always been a producer of a fine class of school teachers.




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