Discover the Past
Forksville, Pennsylvania
The Forksville General Store
circa 1934
The Forksville General Store  
has withstood the test of time
since the mid 1800's.  Built by  
Sadler Rogers a year after he       
built the Forksville covered          
bridge, this building was              
originally constructed as an         
upholstery store for Sullivan         
County's once booming town.        
Since 1851, the building has    
hosted an array of businesses      
such as a barber shop,                  
bakery,ice house, car garage,       
gas station and today a general  
store and restaurant where          
locals and tourists alike enjoy      
its rustic charm.  
Backyard of the general store
early 1950's
Forksville, Pennsylvania is    
one of the two oldest towns in  
Sullivan County.  From 1810 to  
1816 Forksville flourished, but   
the flood of 1816 almost wiped  
out the settlement.  
At the time of its census of    
1900 there were 152 residents   
and the town had two general   
stores, a drug store, furniture /  
undertaking, jewelry store,        
blacksmith shop, barber shop,   
hotel, two doctors offices and    a
grist mill. Forksville was also  the
birth place of legendary       
football player, Red Grange;      
a.k.a   "The Galloping Ghost".
Roger's Store
(present location of the Post Office)
The Forksville Covered Bridge     
was built in 1850 by Sadler Rogers.  
156 feet, this bridge is continually    
maintained and is one of three          
covered bridges remaining in            
Sullivan County.
Route 154
(covered bridge on left; old school
house & church on right)
The Life of Red Grange

Harold  "Red" Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping
Ghost", was born in Forksville, Pennsylvania in
and his father moved the family to Illinois.  He and
Grange was most  known for college and
professional American football as halfback for the
University of Illinois, and the Chicago Bears.  His
signing with the Bears helped legitimize the
National Football League. He was a charter
member of both the College and Pro Football Hall
of Fame.
In 2008, Grange was named the best college
football player of all time by ESPN, and in 2011,
he was named the Greatest Big Ten Icon by the
Big Ten Network.
Sadly, Grange developed Parkinson's disease in
his last year of life and died on January 28, 1991
in Lake Wales, Florida.