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Springettsbury Township Acquires Rowe Farm in Camp Security Area

Part of the former Rowe farm from the Schultz House
Tomorrow Springettsbury Township is holding a public gathering at the Schultz House barn, off Locust Grove Road near Old Orchard Road. The occasion is to celebrate the township’s acquisition, with help from the Conservation Fund, York County and others, of the 116 acre former Rowe farm.
The farmland surrounds the 1750s Schultz House and its outbuildings, generously given to Historic York, Inc. four years ago by Beatrice Rowe. These two tracts comprise close to half the 280 acres owned by David Brubaker when Camp Security occupied part of the site during the Revolutionary War.
Besides the historical importance of the site, the procurement of this land will keep a large area as green space in a significantly developed area. Springettsbury Township plans to reunite the tract with the existing 11-acre adjacent Camp Security Park.
The celebration tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. is to include a walking tour of the property. I’ll be there with my sneakers on and camera batteries charged.
Click below for background from my previous posts on Camp Security and the Schultz House.

Preservation in sight.
Hope for Camp Security.
Camp Security called “Cuckoo’s Nest.”
Another clue to Camp Security.
More to be explored.
Dig results at the Schultz House, the original 1750s house on the property.
Documenting Camp Security
Prisoner numbers hard to pin down.
Endangered historical site.

Dr. Israel Betz surveying the site over 100 years ago