Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Van Dyke Brick Plant and Reservoir


Van Dyke Brick Plant & Reservoir

Tuscarora State Forest

40°18’14.5″ (N) 77°36’12.4″ (W)


The Van Dyke Brick plant operated until

the 1950’s. The state bought the 5,382
acres from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical
Company in 1964. It was designated The
Tuscarora Wild Area. In 2’013 the state
dedicated it as the James C. Nelson Wild
Area. He was one of our State foresters.



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Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.