New Freedom in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Scaling the Heights
The average NCR grade in York County is a gentle 0.8%. But the grade between Glen Rock and Summit Grove is 1.5%. In other words, the grade doubles in only six miles.
Erected by Heritage Rail Trail County Park and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 39° 44.018′ N, 76° 42.275′ W. Marker is in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Front Street and Logan Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the York County Heritage Rail Trail, just to the east of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Freedom PA 17349, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other All Aboard! (approx. half a mile away); Homes on Wheels, Mobile Offices (approx. half a mile away); The Farmers' Line (approx. half a mile away); Lest We Forget To Remember (approx. 1.9 miles away); Freeland (approx. 2.2 miles away in Maryland); Spurgeon Milton Keeny (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 2.6 miles away in Maryland); Mason and Dixon Mile Stone (approx. 2.6 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Freedom.
More about this marker. This is a large composite marker, mounted horizontally, on waist-high metal posts.
Also see . . .
1. New Freedom Borough, Pennsylvania. New Freedom Borough is located in the southern portion of York County, Pennsylvania. The borough borders the Mason-Dixon line and was incorporated in 1873. People of German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent settled the area. The rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for farming and agricultural opportunities. Summers Canning Company operated in the town for years, canning the freshest harvests and then shipping the final products. Summers Canning Company was sold to Hanover Foods in 1984. The Northern Central Railway was a primary factor for early growth of the town. The rail service established a vital means of commerce and transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the rail line and bridges in York County. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Heritage Rail Trail County Park. The 19th century saw the growth of the Northern Central Railroad, a vital link between Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, PA, upstate New York and Lake Ontario. Its passage through York County brought prosperity to the area’s farmers, merchants and manufacturers, and spurred the growth of communities like New Freedom, Glen Rock, Seven Valleys, Hanover Junction and the aptly-named town of Railroad. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.