About This Place
Conestoga, Pennsylvania is a small community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Conestoga was first called Conestoga Manor by William Penn. The name came from the Conestoga Indians, a peaceful Christian tribe, whose principal village was located nearby. The Conestoga are an extinct tribe, the last being hacked to death by the Paxton Boys in 1763.
The town of Conestoga was laid out by John Kendig, Harry Breneman, Edward Charles, and John Folkman in 1797.