Seven Valleys in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hanover Junction Vital Crossroads
The two lines, linked up in 1852, were intended to deliver agricultural bounty of the region and iron ore from local mines to markets up and down the East Coast. During the Civil War, thousands of soldiers wounded at Gettysburg were processed here and sent to hospitals in York and Baltimore.
Endangered Building In its heyday, the station, originally built in 1852, included a telegraph office, hotel rooms, and living quarters fro the stationmaster and his family. In 1929, the railroad sold the building to a private owner. By the 1970s, when this picture was taken, the station was a shell of its former self.
Saving the Station
The station was purchased and transferred to York County in 1977. Now listed on National Register of Historic Places, it received extensive renovations from 1999 to 2001. It reopened on November 18, 2001,
Trains from Hanover discharged passengers at point A, then back to point B from which a running switch was made to Point C where the engine was cut from the train and moved into the turntable at point D. Engine was turned and moved to switch D, then back to E and coupled to train.
Northern Central Railway and connecting lines, 1862.
Location. 39° 50.643′ N, 76° 46.639′ W. Marker is in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Glen Road Road PA 616 0.3 miles south of Junction Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seven Valleys PA 17360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Junction (a few steps from this marker); 3-inch Rifles (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Paul's (Ziegler's) Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); York Iron Company Mine (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glatfelter Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jefferson Public Square (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seven Valleys.
Also see . . . Hanover Junction. Gettysburg Daily article on the railroad junction. (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on April 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5, 6. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.