• Once there were two Emigsvilles?

    Emigsville postmaster John Shumski passed these maps along to me today. Former Alert Fire Company Chief Paul L. Schaefer shared interesting historical tidbits with John while picking up his mail.

    Emigsville I:

    Below is an undated map of downtown Emigsville. Notice the Grange Hall building (My Favorite Deli), two coal yards and lime kilns. It’s an old map, but the footprint of downtown Emigsville is recognizable.

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    Emigsville II:

    Below is a map of the second Emigsville, somewhere between Thomasville and Nashville in an undated map. The road configurations suggest that the map predates the railroad. A current map is layered over the old map.

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    If you know anything about the lost Emigsville, comment below.


  • One year charts

    The high temperature in Emigsville for 2006 – August 1 – 99 degrees.
    The low temperature in Emigsville for 2006 – February 19 – 10 degrees.

    Rainfall over a current one year period and current calendar year.

    All below charts are over a current one year period.

    Blip in rain rate April 2006 was due to a clogged collection funnel. Something decided to eat berries above it. Collected rain rapidly passed the sensor once it was free to flow.


  • Our Mission

    To revitalize and re-energize the village of Emigsville, Pennsylvania by incorporating the combined efforts of the residents, the businesses and the historical society.

    To rekindle the pride of the village; to create strong community relationships with each other as neighbors and friends so that all villagers may feel connected; to maintain and support a healthy, safe and secure community; and to establish a village voice.


  • How this site works

    Emigsville.org is designed to be an interactive site; a web based version of a kiosk on center square. Think of fliers stapled to the front doors of town hall, a central gathering place for people and their ideas.

    As community services consolidate and regionalize, small communities often loose a central focus for ideas.

    The banners that line North George Street represent the doors of our blog based town hall, a gateway to Emigsville.org

    Almost every area of this website can be commented on. A link at the lower right hand side of each entry provides you an opportunity to add your community voice to Emigsville.org. Click on the link and a field will appear for you to add a comment. Visitors will see your comment and can add another comment.

    • We will not ask you to register
    • We do not collect email addresses

    The entries are anonymous unless you would like to add your name to the comment.

    Entries for the entire site will appear on the main page and scroll down as they are added. Individual topics can be found in the index along the right hand side of the main page.

    If you have an idea for this site that would enrich our community contact us at mail@emigsville.org


  • Emigsville Businesses

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    *Beck & Ness Woodworking – 3337 N. George Street – 717.764.3984 – MAP

    *Hafa Construction Inc. – 3277 North George Street – 717.764.8709 – MAP

    *The Emig Mansion3342 North George Street – 717.764.2226 – MAP
    A restored 19th century Bed & Breakfast

    *Industrial Lubricants & Products Inc. – 3337 N. George St – 866.483.6457 – MAP
    Full Line Of Major Brand Oils And Chemicals

    Mansion Stone – 3342 North George Street – 717.683.5472 – MAP
    A design and fabrication shop of natural stone

    *Feeser & Williams Insurance – 3123 N George

    *St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church – 3293 Broad

    *Emigsville Storage3279 Otterbein

    *R.D. Heller Plumbing & Heating, Inc.3337 N George

    *American Tile, Inc.25 Aberdeen

    *Interiors 2000 Plus, Inc.90 Aberdeen

    *Hilda’s Furniture – 3397 N George

    *Therapeutic Massage – 3281 N George

    *My Favorite Deli3397 N George – Link here for Daily Specials

    *Otterbein United Methodist Church of Emigsville – 3241 N George

    *The Emig Mansion3342 N George

    *New Length Nail Boutique – 3294 N George

    *Shiloh Nurseries3100 N George


  • >>>WEATHER NOW<<<

    Current temperature humidity and dewpoint in Emigsville, Pennsylvania

    High and low is defined by a 24 hour period beginning at midnight.

    (Data transfer to this page is dependent on Paul’s computer being booted up.)

    Rainfall totals for today

    Storm rain is the amount of rain that falls in one storm event; defined by the when the rain sensor begins and ends recording rainfall. For total rain this year, see the accumulated data page. The storm total resets with each rain event.

    Rain Rate is defined as the rate at which rain falls and what it would equal if it kept raining at that rate for one hour. For example: It may say 10 in/hr, but the rain may only be falling at that rate for 5 minutes. A high rain rate over time is a good indication that flooding will occur.
    Barometric Pressure for today

    Changes in barometric pressure can be used to help predict weather. This is the scale used to define the H’s and L’s on TV weather maps.

    A “high”is an area where the air’s pressure is higher than the pressure of the surrounding air. A “low’ is where it’s lower. Meteorologists don’t have any particular number that divides high from low pressure; it’s the relative differences that count.

    The pressure is high at the surface where air is slowly descending — much too slowly to feel. And, this is going on over a large area, maybe a few hundred square miles. As air descends, it warms, which inhibits the formation of clouds. This is why high pressure is generally — but not quite always — associated with good weather.Link to a story about this http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/whighlow/whighlow.htm

    Wind data for today

    Wind speed at the time the measurement was taken.

    High is the maximum wind speed for the day

    Average wind speed is the speed of the wind in a 10 minute interval before the time stamp in the image

    Wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on exposed skin due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed.


  • Emigsville Weather Station

    Real-time weather data collected above a garage in Emigsville, Pennsylvania in one hour intervals. (Data transfer to this site is dependent on Paul’s computer being booted up.)

    A battery powered sensor suite recharged by a solar panel records

    • temperature
    • humidity
    • wind speed
    • wind direction
    • rainfall

    Data is transmitted to a receiver in my house.

    Once an hour, my computer downloads data from receiver.
    Data is crunched and images built by the computer.
    Computer uploads images to web server.
    You call up the page and see the images

    Current Weather Data

    Accumulated Data


  • Two week charts

    Rain amount in one calendar month and calendar year beginning January 1

    Inches of rain in the current two week period

    Maximum rain rate in inches per hour (shows intensity of a storm)

    Outside temperature over a two week period

    Barometer over a two week period

    Outside dew point over the current two week period. This is how sticky it feels outside. Most humans in Emigsville find dew points over 70 oppressive.

    Heat index, over the current two week period, provides an index of how hot it actually feels taking into account humidity and the fact that humans in Emigsville need to sweat to cool off. Link here for the effect of heat index on teh human body.

    The direction of the highest wind for each day over the current two week period.

    Highest wind speed over a two week period

    Outside humidity over the current two week period

    Wind Chill over the current two week period

    Wind direction over the current two week period.

    Wind run over the current two week period. Wind run is measurement of the “amount” of wind passing the weather sensor suite in a 24 hour period each day.

    Wind speed over the current two week period.


  • Our Mission

    To revitalize and re-energize the village of Emigsville by incorporating the combined efforts of the residents, the businesses and the historical society.

    To rekindle the pride of the village; to create strong community relationships with each other as neighbors and friends so that all villagers may feel connected; to maintain and support a healthy, safe and secure community; and to establish a village voice.


  • Your Town – Your News – Your Life

    • Are you proud of your son’s accomplishments in Iraq?
    • Have the best church spaghetti dinner between York and Manchester?
    • Maybe you just have some news about someone in town that other people would like to hear about.

    We all know the Emigsville Post office is the place to be for local news. However, if you would like to post some Emigsville news or events for others to see follow the comment link at the bottom of this posting and click on it. The comment will appear here. If it’s longer than a short comment to this post I will make a new posting for it and add it to this section. Once this site gets rolling, the newest posts will appear at the top of the page when you first open the site.

    Note: Although I will not edit your comments, there is a delay before the comment is posted


  • A new group hopes to bring more energy and a sense of community to the village.

    By JOY RUSONIS
    For the Weekly Record
    Jun 8, 2006 —Villages such as Emigsville in Manchester Township have a rich history. Now, a group of residents and business people want to make people aware of that heritage and increase their sense of community.

    Link here to read more about it in the York Daily Record/Sunday News http://www.ydr.com/history/ci_3913387


  • Your Weather Observations

    My weather station is hard at work on my garage.

    Real-time weather data is collected in one hour intervals. (Data transfer to this site is dependent on Paul’s computer being booted up.)

    A battery powered sensor suite recharged by a solar panel records

    • temperature
    • humidity
    • wind speed
    • wind direction
    • rainfall

    Data is transmitted to a receiver in my house.

    Once an hour, my computer downloads data from receiver. Data is crunched and images built by the computer. Computer uploads images to web server. You call up the page and see the images

    The TV stations and other internet weather sites collect their data from Harrisburg and other places far away from here. Visit the links on this website for current weather and accumulated data to see the weather data collected in downtown Emigsville.

    Reply in the comments below if you have some good weather observations in Emigsville. A huge hail stone, a tree blown down… sometimes the best weather stations are people.


  • Trolley service on North George Street

    If you would like to see your historic photo on this site:
    mail@emigsville.org or Paul Kuehnel, PO Box 271, Emigsville
    Please comment using the link at the end of this post if you know anything about the photo.
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    Looking north entering Emigsville. Shiloh Nursery would be on the right. These trolley tracks ran street cars though Emigsville in the late 20’s. The York Haven line ran up from Continental Square in York up to York Haven. From Emigsville you could take electric light rail to downtown york, take a side line to visit a friend in the avenues.. catch an electric trolley to Hanover/Mc Sherrystown, Wrightsville, Red Lion clear to Bittersville and all local stops in between. Link here to learn more about the York Trolleys.

    Photo courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society.


  • Caves in Emigsville

    Below are underground maps of caves near Emigsville.

    Although they are closed off to human exploration, their limestone walls still seep stories of their past. I have heard that after a train wreck near Emigsville several hundred dead cows were thrown into a cave.

    Do you have any cave stories?

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    Maps courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society.