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Mont Alto Borough

Borough municipal offices are located at 3 North Main Street, Mont Alto PA 17237; phone: 717-749-5808. Incoporated in 1913 from Quincy Township.

Beginnings [1]

Incorporated from Quincy Township, July 22, 1913. John Funk was the pioneer settler in 1817, when his improvements made the place known as Funkstown. Rich deposits of iron ore were used for the Mount Alto Furnace built a mile from the town limits, on Antietam Creek. A noted health resort in the South Mountain. Seat of the Mount Alto State Sanitarium and Pennsylvania State School of Forestry. Captain John Cook of Brown's Army was captured here.

  1. Godcharles, Frederic A., Litt.D., Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania, 1944, Lewis Historical Publishing, Inc., New York
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