12 Famous People from Lancaster County

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From President James Buchanan to golfer Jim Furyk and “Saturday Night Live’s” Kristen Wiig, here are a dozen of the most famous people who have called Lancaster County home.

Bruce Sutter

Hall of Fame baseball pitcher

Charles Demuth

Noted American artist; his work is celebrated in Lancaster’s Demuth Museum.

120 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-9940

Evelyn Ay Sempier

Miss America 1954

Floyd Landis

Professional bicycle racer embroiled in a doping scandal after the Tour de France.

James Buchanan

The 15th President of the United States, originally from Franklin County, but called Lancaster home. His longtime home, Wheatlands, is now a museum.

President James Buchanan's Wheatland, 1120 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-8721

Jim Furyk

Professional golfer; graduated Manheim Township High School.

Jonathan Groff

Local actor who went on to become a Broadway star

Kristen Wiig

The actress and former “Saturday Night Live” star spent her childhood in Manheim Township.

Milton Hershey

Operated his first candy factory, Lancaster Caramel Co., in Lancaster 1886-1900.

Simon Cameron

Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln. His former home in Mt. Joy is now Cameron Estate Inn.

1855 Mansion Ln, Mount Joy, PA 17552

(717) 492-0111

Taylor Kinney

Actor and model; Lady Gaga’s fiance

Thaddeus Stevens

U.S. Congressman and Civil War firebrand was born in Vermont but called Lancaster home.