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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shenandoah Valley Railroad

 
 
Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Shenandoah Valley Railroad was chartered in 1870 to connect the Pennsylvania (Cumberland Valley) Railroad at Hagerstown, with Virginia and Tennessee Railroad in Salem, Virginia. The line was connected to this point in 1880. A large Victorian station was constructed in the 1880s at this location to serve as a dual station for the Shenandoah Valley Railroad and for the Cumberland Valley Railroad, which ran from Chambersburg to this location.

Forced into receivership in 1885, the Shenandoah Valley Railroad was absorbed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1890. The Norfolk and Western Railroad merged 1n 1982 with the Southern Railway to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation.
 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
 
Location. 39° 38.593′ N, 77° 43.576′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on West Antietam Street near Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 400 feet away); Mount Prospect
S.V.R.R. Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker
2. S.V.R.R. Locomotive
(about 500 feet away); The Cumberland Valley Railroad (about 500 feet away); Treatment of the Wounded (about 600 feet away); Hagerstonians In The Civil War (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Hagerstonians In The Civil War (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  Shenandoah Valley Railroad, Wikipedia entry. ...was a line completed on June 19, 1882 extending down the Shenandoah Valley from Hagerstown, Maryland USA through the West Virginia panhandle into Virginia to reach Roanoke, ... (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker
3. Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker
1880s Station image. Click for full size.
By Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker, `
4. 1880s Station
Replaced on this site by Walnut Towers
Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker, seen with Walnut Street (l) and Walnut Towers, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
5. Shenandoah Valley Railroad Marker, seen with Walnut Street (l) and Walnut Towers, as mentioned
Walnut Towers- Elderly Housing Apartments- where the one-time railway station stood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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