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Who Hails from Huntingdon, PA?

By Moove In Self Storage

Huntingdon, PA may be a small town, but did you know some pretty famous people came from here? These include a lieutenant, a famous color bearer, a bare knuckle boxer and more!

Here are some interesting people that called this area home:

John Simpson

John Simpson was a lieutenant in the Continental Army and in the Fall of 1776 he fought alongside Washington in the battle of Trenton and Princeton

Sergeant George A. Simpson

Sergeant George A. Simpson was the Color Bearer of the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was considered a hero and his likeness was immortalized at the Antietam Battlefield monument.

Michael Newton

Michael Newton was an infamous bare knuckle boxer as well as an Assistant Football Coach at Juniata College.

Dylan Lane

Dylan Lane was a famous game show host who spent his childhood in Huntingdon. He was known mainly for hosting “Chain Reaction” and the “National Vocabulary Championship.”

Horace Porter

Horace Porter was a Civil War General and US Diplomat who called Huntingdon home.

Chuck Knox

Chuck Knox was a football coach with the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Seattle Seahawks. He called Juniata College his alma mater.

Erich Eichensehr

Erich Eichensehr was a famous photographer, who also attended Juniata College.

Richard Murray

Richard Murray was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Warren Brown Simpson

Warren Brown Simpson was touted to have instituted the creation of Lake Raystown’s original dam.

Huntingdon also happens to be where Moove In Self Storage owner John Gilliland hails from. If you get a chance to visit be sure to take advantage of it and see all that Huntingdon, PA has to offer. See our past post on Huntingdon, PA here.