| NAME: HUSTONVILLE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: Today a row of modern homes line the road that once was Hustonville’s main street leaving little evidence that Hustonville ever existed.
| Hustonville appeared to be developing into a
prosperous town. It began around 1848 on the banks of the Conestoga River.
With a population of 120, it had two blacksmiths, two wagon makers, two
hotels, and several general stores. To promote more industry, a dam 30 feet
long and 29 feet high was built to provide water power for a three-story
grist and sawmill. Soon the busy main street grew to include several additional
stores including a shoe store, wagon factory, a woolen factory, two churches
and an Orange Hall. As with many such towns, the railway bypassed it shattering
dreams and ruining businesses. By 1870 Hustonville had become a ghost town.