|An ethnicly diverse suburb of Harrisburg, Steelton was once a center for the production of steel and steel related products. Steelton was founded in the early 1800's and was incorporated as a borough in 1880.|
In the heyday of the steel industry, Steelton was home to over 16,000 residents, representing 33 different ethnic groups. The Steelton plant was the first mill in the United States dedicated exclusively to the process of making steel. Its construction in 1866 and the growth of the industry drew a diverse, immigrant workforce from England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe, and Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A large black population migrated from the southern United States during this period as well.
Official website: http://www.steeltonpa.com/