Hanover Junction Railroad Station

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Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Hanover Junction RR Station 1863.jpg
Hanover Junction RR Station, 1863
Hanover Junction Railroad Station is located in Pennsylvania
Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Hanover Junction Railroad Station is located in the US
Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Location Pennsylvania Route 616 at Hanover Junction, North Codorus Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°50′37″N 76°46′38″W / 39.84361°N 76.77722°W / 39.84361; -76.77722Coordinates: 39°50′37″N 76°46′38″W / 39.84361°N 76.77722°W / 39.84361; -76.77722
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1852-1854
NRHP Reference # 83004258[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1983

Hanover Junction Railroad Station is a historic railroad station located at Hanover Junction in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1852 and 1854, and is a three-story, three bay by six bay rectangular frame building built by the Hanover Branch Railroad. It has a flat roof. The station remained in service until the 1920s.

On November 18–19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled through Hanover Junction to and from dedication ceremonies for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. A series of photographs are believed to depict Lincoln on the station platform.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

The station now houses a museum with Civil War images, models of the various configurations of the building over the years, memorabilia, and other displays. It is also a restroom stop for the York County Heritage Rail Trail, a bicycle and walking path which parallels the old tracks of the Northern Central Railway.[3]

Steam locomotive "York"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Thomas N. Shaffer (March–April 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hanover Junction Railroad Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. ^ Jeri L. Jones. "York County Parks webpage for the Hanover Junction Museum". Retrieved 2013-07-25. 

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