Named after Eli Shugart, an early 19th-century tavern keeper, Sugartown was a typical crossroads village that provided goods and services required by the surrounding farm community. Its central location in Willistown Township made it a favored place for political and social organizations to hold meetings in the schoolhouse, tavern, and community hall located there. Since the buildings have remained largely intact, the village provides an exceptional example of a self-sufficient community of the
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