Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
N 39° 50.620 W 076° 46.630
18S E 347951 N 4411917
Quick Description: The Hanover Junction Railroad Station is located along Rt. 616 in the village of Hanover Junction, York County, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2006 5:24:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMBM2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special Ed & FallenFaery
Views: 8

Long Description:
Hanover Junction Railroad Station served as the rail and telegraph link fot the entire Western portion of South-Central Pennsylvania.

On November 18-19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln and a train of dignitaries traveled through Hanover Junction to and from the dedicatory ceremonies for Gettysburg's National Cemetery during which Lincoln presented his now famous Gettysburg Address.

Throughout post-war years, Presidents Grant and Cleveland also passed through on their way to battlefield visits.
Street address:
Route 616
Seven Valleys, Pa. USA
17360


County / Borough / Parish: North Codorus Township, York County

Year listed: 1983

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Gettysburg Campaign and its association with Abraham Lincoln.

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Railroad Transportation

Current function: Museum along Heritage Railtrail

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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