Originally known as Aurora, the village of Geryville got its name from the postmaster Jesse Gery in 1865. The Publick House on the corner of Sleepy Hollow Rd and Geryville Pk played a prominent role in the Fries Rebellion of 1799 helping shape our nation’s history.
All of the roads in Steinsburg were lined with fences in the mid 1800s.
With a tanner, butcher, saddler, harness maker and shoe maker, the residents fenced their properties to protect them from the hooves of cattle that was regularly driven to the businesses.
Known in the Roaring Twenties as the Poconos of Philadelphia, Finland probably was named as a contraction of “The Fineland”. Locals referred to summer vacationers from Philadelphia and Wilmington as “The Fancy People”.