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Near Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Watts Railroad Station

 
 
Watts Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Watts Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  This station located at Furnace Road and Donegal Place was built in 1871 by the Pennsylvania Railroad to their specifications for rural/freight stations. It was smaller than the Marietta Upper Station (Perry Street), that was built in 1869. It had the same Romanesque Revival architectural style doors, windows, overhangs and detailing. The station was abandoned in the 1950's when the tracks along Front Street were removed.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad series list.
 
Location. 40° 3.53′ N, 76° 32.105′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Furnace Road south of Donegal Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Watts Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Watts Railroad Station Marker
marker. Musselman / Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (here, next to this marker); Donegal Place (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (a few steps from this marker); Musselman / Vesta Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Skip Hoist / Oil Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Oct. 20, 2020