State Hill, Pennsylvania

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State Hill is a rather large and sparsely populated unincorporated community in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. The area that is now State Hill was once called Lorah, Pennsylvania. This was named for the first settler within the village's boundary. At one time, the main road thru the unincorporated community was called Dry Road. It received the name for lack of water to tap into for wells. This road is now known as Brownsville Road. The village started out as just a few cabins, but by the mid-1800s had built a Tavern. It was called Dry Tavern, named after the road it was on. The village has a great view of Blue Marsh Lake along Brownsville Rd. It is also home to an extinct elementary school, Lower Heidelberg Consolidated School, which ran from 1931 to 2006. It is served by the academically prestigious Wilson School District. State Hill also has several businesses, including Berks Western Telecom, Ganly's Pub and Deli, Blue Marsh Taxidermy, a Fire Station, and a Police station. Ganly's was built in 1993. It was built where The Beer Garden Tavern used to be on. There are also 5-6 row homes on the intersection of State Hill Road and Brownsville Road. These were built by the government for the residents of the now flooded Blue Marsh village.