P. Joseph Raab County Park - Seven Valleys, York County, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
N 39° 50.541 W 076° 48.941
18S E 344653 N 4411837
Quick Description: The P. Joseph Raab County Park is located along Hoff Road near the town of Seven Valleys, North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 4:05:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM3E6D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 47

Long Description:
The P. Joseph Raab County Park is a 73 acre park established in 1993. About a 1 mile hike is required to get to the mine sites.

From 1854 through 1888 the 73 acres of land was known as the York Iron Company Mine site, which was one of 170 iron ore mines within York County. Mining operations stopped in 1888 at this site.

In the early 1990's the land was donated to York County by Modern Landfill and Recycling, a Waste Management Company.

The former iron ore mines are home to four species of bats that live in the same enviroment. Bat gates/doors were constructed to cover the openings to protect the bats and their enviroment.

There is 1 parking area located along Hoff Road at coordinates N 39 50.920 and W 076 48.715.
Name: P. Joseph Raab County Park

Street Location: 2600 Hoff Road, Seven Valleys, Pa. 17360

Local Municipality: North Codorus Township

State/Province, etc.: Pennsylvania

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: P. Joseph Raab, Former York County Commissioner who created the County Parks Department in 1968

Date Established: 1993

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
Hiking Trails No Bikes or Horses Allowed.


Monuments/Statues: None

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Small stream within park.

Traditional Geocaches:
SGGT15 - 4th Most Common Element SGGT15 - A Cache with Altitude SGGT15 – Formicidae


Special Events: Not listed

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