Hanover in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stoney Run Train Station
This generous donation to the State of Maryland was made by Marvin and Margaret Wolfe as a legacy to Marvin's father, Marvin Fulton Wolfe (06/21/1906 - 06/05/1994). Marvin F. Wolfe worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad (P.R.R.) as a track foreman from 1927 until his retirement in 1973, during which time he had a perfect attendance record. His father, Lewis Worthington Wolfe, and brother, Harford Wolfe, also retired as track foremen from the P.R.R. Together, the three family members had over one hundred thirty-four years of service with the railroad.
Marvin Wolfe lived on Stoney Run Road from his early childhood. He only left once to serve as a soldier during World War II, where he fought in the invasion of Normandy. Upon his return, Marvin married Elsie Hilderbrand, and together they raised their children until her death in 1969. Described by those who knew him as an extremely hard worker and a humanitarian,
After Marvin Wolfe's passing, his son Marvin purchased the family home and, along with his wife Margaret, lovingly restored it. Years later, they decided to sell the home and were faced with making a decision about what to do with the historic rail station. The family contacted Heffner & Weber, the company that was designing and building the new MDOT headquarters building. They explained the history of the station and indicated that the family would like to donate it to the State. The gracious offer was accepted. MDOT agreed to fund the restoration of the station and move it to the present site just a few hundred feet from its original location at the end of Stoney Run Road.
We would like to thank all those involved in making the donation of this historic structure possible.
Location. 39° 11.381′ N, 76° 41.885′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Corporate Touch for map. Marker is in the back parking lot of the MDOT headquarters building. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover MD 21076, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkridge Furnace Inn (approx. 1.7 miles away); Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 1.7 miles away); Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 2 miles away); Harmans (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wesley Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Rural Vacation Spot (approx. 2.4 miles away); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.