Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Posted by: 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
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.
Seven Valleys, Pa. USA
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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