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Duncannon in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Entering Duncannon

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2018
1. Entering Duncannon Marker
Inscription.

On February 4, 1887 a charter was granted by the Commonwealth for the construction of the Perry County Railroad from Duncannon to New Bloomfield. On September 12, 1889 the first locomotive entered New Bloomfield. The Duncannon Station sat just to the north beside the Flour Mill. The standard gauge railroad connected to the Pennsylvania Railroad just south of this marker. The PCRR was purchased by the Susquehanna River and Western Railroad in 1903 and operated until 1939. During the construction of Rts. 11 & 15 the station was moved to Locust Street where it stands as a private residence.

Prior to the highway construction in 1958, High Street crossed the creek and connected to the New Bloomfield Road near this location. The current park was named after Alta Noye who owned much of the land and lived along the creek. Her house is shown here during a World War 1 Victory Parade.

In 1848 the railroad reached this area and triggered massive growth in the towns and villages in its path. You are standing on an abutment of a mid-19th century railroad bridge that crossed the Little Juniata Creek. During the 1800s the railroad ran through the middle of town along Apple Tree Alley. In the early 1900s the railroad embarked on a major improvement of the main line and moved the tracks to the present location near the river. The bridge

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2018
2. Entering Duncannon Marker
remained in place for much of the 20th century but it was removed for safety reasons in 2014.

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3
Perry County Railroad Station

4 Alta Noye residence

5 PRR Bridge

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Erected by Historical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR and Borough of Duncannon. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 40° 23.313′ N, 77° 1.891′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and US 11/15 Northbound Access Ramp, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Entering Duncannon (here, next to this marker); Duncannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncannon Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark's Ferry Bridge (about 700 feet away); The Railroad in Duncannon (about 700 feet away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex
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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Entering Duncannon Markers
Beyond The Meadow sign
(about 700 feet away); Duncannon National Bank (about 700 feet away); First Sunday School In Perry County (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Duncannon PA. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Perry County Heritage Trail - Duncannon. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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