The Colony

About The Colony

“The Colony” is the name my grandmother used for a group of circa 1930’s cabins on Narrows Hill at Deep Creek Lake. In our neighborhood (no HOA!) everyone has kept the cabins (when possible) and have improved and added on to them.

Some of the neighbors who have shared photos of their homes are below:

 Stan “Skippy” Johnson, who with his wife started the Colony many moons ago. Stan bought the first property on the lake and built the first cabin at the Colony. He was head of the Time-study Dept at East Pittsburgh Westinghouse and told his friends from Greensburg and Pittsburgh about the lake. The original colony was filled with Greensburg and Pittsburgh residents and some local residents.​ Photo above is courtesy of Nancy O’Hare, niece of Edna and Stan Johnson

Stan also won the first race on the lake in a skiff called “Skippy”.  The trophy is shown below.

On October 7th, 2018 Ed and Jean King held a dedication ceremony for the new sign they had made for the Colony. Above is the sign, engraved into solid stone for many generations to come.  Below are the current residents of the Colony at the ceremony.