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Seven Valleys in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hanover Junction

 
 
Hanover Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Hanover Junction Marker
Inscription. Here, Nov. 18, 1863, a special train carrying Abraham Lincoln and party to Gettysburg for dedication of National Cemetery changed railroads. Earlier in that year, wounded soldiers were transported from Gettysburg battlefield to this Junction, thence to distant hospitals. It was a chief point on the Military Telegraph line, 1863.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.635′ N, 76° 46.649′ W. Marker is in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Glen Road Road (Pennsylvania Route 616) 0.3 miles south of Junction Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seven Valleys PA 17360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Junction Vital Crossroads (a few steps from this marker); 3-inch Rifles (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production (approx. 0.8 miles away); York Iron Company Mine (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glatfelter Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Honor Roll
Hanover Junction Marker & Abraham Lincoln Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2009
2. Hanover Junction Marker & Abraham Lincoln Monument
This image of the historical marker shows the memorial bust of Abraham Lincoln, and flower garden, in the background.
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Jefferson Public Square (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seven Valleys.
 
Also see . . .  Hanover Junction - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Hanover Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
3. Hanover Junction Marker
Hanover Junction Station image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
4. Hanover Junction Station
Hanover Junction image. Click for full size.
Courtsey United States Archives - 1863 Hanover Junction
5. Hanover Junction
Building to right is the station. Though not documented, it is believed that Lincoln is on the station platform in his noted top hat. (Click picture for full view.)
Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Hanover Junction Station image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2009
6. Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Hanover Junction Station
Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. On the York County Heritage Rail Trail. Abraham Lincoln changed trains here en route to Gettysburg, Nov 18, 1863. On the next day he gave perhaps the most famous speech in United States History.
 
 
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