The John Troxell, Sr. Suite is located on the front of the building overlooking Chambersburg Street on the second floor. The suite has high ceilings, chair rail, and crown molding. The spacious sitting area, comfortable sofa and reading chair are just the place to relax at the end of a long day. The bath has a tub and shower unit, high ceilings and a pedestal sink. The bedroom continues with the high ceilings, crown molding and chair rail and houses a queen size pencil poster bed with step.
Today buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, John Troxell, Sr. as inscribed on his tombstone is the 'first settler' in Gettysburg. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1761, Mr. Troxell moved to western York County, settling in Cumberland Township and was one of the first purchasers of property in Gettys' new town. He acquired a lot in Gettys' Town and erected a house by the fall of 1787. He paid fifteen shillings of 'real gold and silver money of Pennsylvania' according to the deed. Troxell was originally listed as a cooper in the1788-89 tax records and apparently changed occupations in 1800 as the assessor listed him as a 'bucher' (butcher) that year.
The original structure built on this property in 1787 was a two-story structure still visible as you walk through the garden today. Members of the original Troxell family still live in Gettysburg today.