How do you talk about Maytown that has been around for over 250 years? There aren’t any attractions there and many of the people that now live there have no idea of the interesting things that have transpired in this community when it was the western frontier. Long, long ago it was a hub of commerce with it being the last place to stock up before crossing the river into uncharted territory. I have a book that was written by the local Lutheran Minister about this place through the ages. He did a fantastic job. The claim to fame would be that it is the birth place of Simon Cameron, diplomat, U.S. Senator, and War Secretary in Lincoln’s cabinet. Cameron’s mansion is just down the road from Vogt Farm.
Marietta being along the Susquehanna River provided ferry service for the river crossing, Anderson Ferry. 2012 is the anniversary of the founding of Marietta 200 years ago. www.mariettapa200.com. Marietta has been undergoing a tremendous renovation for the last 40 +years. The beautiful old mansions, the theatre, the old school that is now being used by Waldorf Schools and much more. Each year on the first Sunday of December there is a house tour that the Restoration Associates put together.
Places to wander in the area:
Maytown – at least drive through
Donegal Presbyterian Church 1750
Nissley Vineyards summer time offers Music in the Vineyard
Old Town Hall Marietta
Chickies Creek Park – “take a hike” to the look out over the Susquehanna River
Chickies Creek Covered Bridge Tour- this link gives directions that you can print
Bike/Walking path that covers several miles along the river.