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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Western Maryland Station

 
 
Western Maryland Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
1. Western Maryland Station Marker
Inscription.
This is the original station where
President Lincolnís
train arrived November 18th, 1863.
After the dedication of the National
Cemetery and the delivery of the
Gettysburg Address on November 19th,
the train departed from this station.

 
Erected by Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.923′ N, 77° 13.845′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Carlisle Street (U.S. BUS 15) and W Railroad Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the Gettysburg Railroad Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sheads-Buehler Building (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Majestic Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); "It seemed so awful..." (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Gettysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
2. Gettysburg Marker
Marker can be seen on the wall, behind the bust of Abraham Lincoln.
[ Bust Plaque: ]
Abraham Lincoln
Presented by
The Lincoln Fellowship
Sculpted by Joseph Kelly
Dedicated November 19, 1997
Lincoln Square Building (about 300 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 400 feet away); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Western Maryland Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
3. Western Maryland Station
The marker and bust of Lincoln are located on the east side of this depot.
Gettysburg Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
4. Gettysburg Railroad Depot
President Abraham Lincoln arrived at and departed from Gettysburg from this station in November of 1863.
Lincoln at the Western Maryland Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2013
5. Lincoln at the Western Maryland Station
President Abraham Lincoln arrived at this train station on November 18, 1863, and walked the short distance to the Wills House.

This picture can be seen in the Wills House, about a block south of the station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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