Glen Rock in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Creek and Rail
— Heritage Rail Trail County Park —
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What's in a Name?
This town was originally called Heathcote Station, after the man who owned most of the area. In fact, it was William Heathcote who suggested "Glen Rock." The name refers to both the town's location (a glen is a small, secluded valley) and a prominent rock outcrop exposed by railroad construction.
Glen Rock is naturally flood-prone. After all, a creek runs right through the town's center. Also, when it rains, water races down the steep hills surrounding the town and collects in the stream. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes caused the worst
Glen Rock c.1900
Historic images from the collection of the York County Heritage Trust, York, PA
Erected by York County Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 39° 47.66′ N, 76° 43.937′ W. Marker is in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Heritage Rail Trail Park crossing, on the left when traveling south on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Water Street, Glen Rock PA 17327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trains, Grains, and More Trains (here, next to this marker); The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers (a few steps from this marker); From Sawmill to Wherley's (a few steps from this marker); The Glen Rock Woolen, Flour, and Feed Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Spring Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland Forrest Seitz (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. F. & H. O. Neuhaus (about 300 feet away); Item Building / Bixler's (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rock.
Also see . . . History of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.