Memories of The Swamp and other swimming holes

Betsy Baird of Springettsbury Township shared this former Sunday News clipping of locals, including a Mark Gillespie, swimming in ‘The Swamp,’ a swimming hole on Barshinger Creek, south of Dallastown. Betsy also remembered that area being called ‘Rye.’

I thought, as we kick off summer, it might be fun to hear memories of this and other swimming holes around the county. Some of our Dogtown crew have mentioned a couple in their area, I know, and I would love to hear your thoughts on where you swam!

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9 Responses to Memories of The Swamp and other swimming holes

  1. Joan … The Swamp is just a little south of Rye; it is just before Barshinger Creek empties into the East Branch of the Codorus Creek. At that general area five roads converge: Hess Farm Road (has the bridge shown in your picture), Dunkard Valley Road, Arbor Drive, Swamp Hollow Lane, and Swamp Road. When my Mom was young (1920s and 1930s) she swam along Barshinger Creek at her Uncle’s place, only a short distance upstream from The Swamp. I remember Mom saying that spot was a popular swimming hole when she was young. The map in the following post on How Barshinger Creek got its Name shows where The Swamp was located in the lower left. At the end of this post is the site link to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute near Park City in Lancaster; which will hold an Open House Saturday June 29th–her late husband has a direct connection to the naming of Barshinger Creek.

  2. jerri bitner says:

    My mother, who was born in 1920, used to talk about going swimming at a place in the “Pigeon Hills” when she was young. I can not remember what the name of the place was and, unfortunately, she not around to remind me. I would appreciate knowing something about this place.

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