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Hanover, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
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Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — 19th Century Industrialization
From the earliest years, Hanover was known for skilled artisans and craftsmen who made shoes, saddles, breeches, gloves, clocks, bricks, flintlock guns and more. With 19th century industrialization, individual craftsmen transitioned to factory . . . — Map (db m5054) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — 20th Century Manufacturing
Sheppard & Myers Shoe Company (Hanover Shoe Company) expanded rapidly in the early 1900's with seven factories and several hundred company stores throughout eastern U.S., becoming Hanover's largest manufacturer. From the early 1900's, Hanover Wire . . . — Map (db m5061) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Abbottstown Street/Broadway
A Glimpse of Hanover's Past The chaotic fighting at the Center Square quickly spilled over onto several side streets, alleys, and fields. At the first sign of trouble, Major John Hammond led an organized withdrawal of the 5th New York Cavalry . . . — Map (db m8658) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Abraham Lincoln
One-half block east of here, on Nov. 18, 1863, Abraham Lincoln spoke briefly to townspeople from his special train. The President was traveling to Gettysburg for the dedication of the National Cemetery. — Map (db m14880) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, on November 18, 1863, addressed the citizens of Hanover from the rear platform of a Hanover Branch Railroad Coach when the train bearing him to Gettysburg for the dedication of the National Cemetery came down a switch to the station . . . — Map (db m14902) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Army of the Potomac — July 1, 1863
First Corps marched from Marsh Run, Eleventh Corps from Emmittsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via . . . — Map (db m77185) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Army of the Potomac — June 30, 1863
Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Middleburg to Taneytown. First Corps marched from Emmittsburg to Marsh Run, third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport. Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsville Union Bridge and Union to Union Mills. Sixth . . . — Map (db m77187) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Battle of Hanover
On the morning of June 30, 1863, Confederate Cavalry under General Stuart attacked the rear of Union Cavalry S E of here and, for a while, had possession of the town. The attack repulsed, Stuart withdrew in the evening. — Map (db m4995) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Battle of Hanover
June 30, 1863 between Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division Army of the Potomac and Major Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry Division Army of Northern Virginia — Map (db m4997) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Birthplace of John Luther Long
Birthplace of John Luther Long A distinguished son of Hanover, Pennsylvania Lawyer, Playwright, Novelist 1855-1927 Author of Madame Butterfly Source of famous Puccini opera and many other stories and plays. The community erects this . . . — Map (db m98363) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Conrad Moul - The Public Commons
The original Moul Townhouse stood to your right. It was the mirror image of the 215 Broadway townhouse behind you. By 1915, the Moul Family replaced it with the Neoclassical Revival style brick home designed by Dempwolf Architects of York, which you . . . — Map (db m22416) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Consequences on the Battle of Gettysburg
Possibly less than twenty minutes after the first shots, Hanover was once again in Union control. Although the intense fighting along Frederick Street had subsided, the conflict was far from finished. A standoff ensued as the Confederates retreated . . . — Map (db m5022) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Culture and Entertainment
Hanover's rich cultural history has included numerous bands, orchestras, drama organizations, and other musical groups. The Hanover Opera House no longer exists, but presented plays and concerts starting in 1887, eventually becoming a movie house. . . . — Map (db m5060) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Custer at Hanover
This painting by Civil war artist Dale Gallon is one of four paintings featuring Civil War weapons. George Armstrong Custer had been promoted from Captain to Brigadier General on June 28, 1863, and been given command of the Michigan Brigade, . . . — Map (db m5021) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Destruction of Private Property
During the June 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania, Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet explained to English observer Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Freemantle that the army planned to live off Northern land - and its citizens. But they would not . . . — Map (db m22752) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Digges' Choice, 1737
In 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a colony in America to pay a debt the King owed Penn's father. This land, east of the Susquehanna River, was an area almost as large as England. In 1736, Iroquois Indians signed a treaty that . . . — Map (db m5057) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Fisher Place — 1846
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Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — General George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer was appointed brigadier general on June 29, 1863, and assigned as commander of the Michigan brigade which he led as the Union cavalry entered Hanover on the morning of June 30, 1863. Pastor Zieber stated, "During the charge . . . — Map (db m22628) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — George Washington
1732 - 1932 Stopped at an inn located on this site when passing through Hanover during his presidency. In commemoration of which event this tablet has been erected and dedicated by the Bicentennial Committee of Hanover Pennsylvania in Honour of . . . — Map (db m5006) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 30, 1863, General J. Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry, hunting Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, were attacked here by Stuart. Repulsed, Stuart tried to join early; finding him gone, he marched to Carlisle, failing to reach Gettysburg until July 2. — Map (db m5016) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Gettysburg Campaign
Men of Gen. Early's Confederate army, detached by Gen Gordon to destroy a bridge at Hanover Junction, passed through Hanover by this route, June 27, 1863. This work done, the detachment rejoined Gen. Gordon west of York. — Map (db m5029) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Hanover Architecture
Hanover's rich diversity of architectural styles ranges from Federal (1790) to contemporary. Victorian, Italianate, Romanesque, Neo-Classical, Art Deco, and Beaux Art styles dot the downtown. Look for the Richardsonian Romanesque (1900) with . . . — Map (db m5058) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Hanover in the Revolutionary war
Immediately after the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1776, a company of Hanover, York and Gettysburg area citizens marched to Boston to support their fellow colonists. Another local battalion responded to the British threat to Long Island and New . . . — Map (db m5055) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Hanover's Wounded — Physicians Administer Aid
A lull in the fighting after the first charge of the Battle of Hanover prompted several Hanover physicians to begin caring for the wounded on the streets and sidewalks. Among them were Drs. George Hinkle, Henry Eckert, Horace Alleman, Jacob Smith, . . . — Map (db m4999) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — History of the Ten Commandments Monolith
May 1958 the Hanover Eagles Aerie #1406 Fraternal Order of Eagles erected the 10 Commandments Monument in Wirt Park, a Hanover Borough Park. April 2004 Hanover Borough Council Petitioned the York County Orphan's Court for the right to sell the . . . — Map (db m22656) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — In Memory and in Grateful Recognition of
Those heroic men of Hanover, Pennsylvania and vicinity, who gave their lives for their country in World War II Leon R. Ackerman • Eugene L. Alwood • Milton E. Appler • Edward C. Amspacher • Harper E. Baker • Vernon E. Bauerline • Monroe L. Becker . . . — Map (db m5012) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — In Search of Peace
For Those Who Served in Peace and War — Map (db m35278) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Inventions of Hanover
Fitz Water Wheel In the 19th century the I-X-L steel overshoot water wheel was developed and manufactured by Fitz Water Wheel Company of Hanover. The wheel superior efficiency made it widely used into the 20th century. By 1915, it was being . . . — Map (db m5053) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — J.E.B. Stuart's Jump
The ground occupied by the Confederate cavalry during the Battle of Hanover was the rich, rolling farmland found in much of southern Pennsylvania. On the eastern side of the Westminster Road there was a field of timothy, a grass widely grown for . . . — Map (db m5023) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Killed in Action at Hanover — Reformed Cemetery
Hanover photographer Peter S. Weaver, who operated a studio on Baltimore Street, recorded this view dated February 6, 1964. The man holding the book in the photo is Samuel Weaver, Peter's father. Samuel supervised the operation in which the remains . . . — Map (db m8648) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Kilpatrick Headquarters
On June 30, 1863, Gen. Kilpatrick, commanding the Third Division of the Union Cavalry, took headquarters in this building after part of his forces had been attacked by Confederate Cavalry SE of town. — Map (db m5005) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Major General George Armstrong Custer
1839 ---- 1876 Killed in Battle of Little Big Horn River, Montana, in Sioux Indian War. Was Brig. Gen. Commander of 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, Michigan Cavalry Regiments and Pennington's Battery at the Battle of Hanover June 30, 1863. In the . . . — Map (db m77183) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Market House
Stood on this square from 1815 to 1872. Under the Market, at one end, was the jail. Equipment for fighting fires was kept here. Fairs and other public events were held under its roof. — Map (db m4998) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Mason-Dixon Line
The historic boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland was surveyed, 1763–1767, by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle border disputes between the two Provinces. This section of the Mason-Dixon Line was first surveyed in late July and . . . — Map (db m2990) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — McAllister Tavern
Here, along the Monocacy Road, Richard McAllister erected a two-story log building and opened a store and tavern. In 1755, Benjamin Franklin was a guest at the tavern. Old building was razed in 1950. — Map (db m14933) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Mother Loses Two Sons to War
Mother Loses Two Sons to War - Within the span of one year, Elizabeth Hoffacker of West Manheim Township received the news of her two sons' deaths in combat during the Civil War. John, 24 years old, was promoted to corporal after being in the army . . . — Map (db m22654) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Passenger Pigeon
Across Lake Marburg on the northern horizon lie the Pigeon Hills, once inhabited by thousands of passenger pigeons. The monument at the top of the knoll replaces the original Boy Scout Memorial erected in the Pigeon Hills in 1947. The original . . . — Map (db m14929) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Passenger Pigeon
In the interest of the preservation of wildlife we here dedicate this memorial to the ill-fated passenger pigeon which from earliest pioneer days until the 1880s flocked to these Pigeon Hills. This migratory bird, now extinct, was once so plentiful . . . — Map (db m42198) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Pleasant Hill Hotel Becomes Hospital
"Every desired comfort is furnished in great abundance, and every luxury, with which this country abounds in great profusion, is supplied by sympathetic people, and administered to the suffering wounded by devoted women. A heartier response to the . . . — Map (db m22722) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Richard McAllister
Founder of Hanover In 1745, Richard McAllister purchased 217 acres from John Digges, establishing the original town of Hanover. Hanover is situated at the crossroads of two major colonial highways - the Monocacy Trail from Lancaster, . . . — Map (db m5056) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Battle of Hanover
The engagement fought in Hanover may have had an effect on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg. As General Robert E. Lee moved north toward Pennsylvania in June 1863, Major General J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry began to ride around the Union Army and . . . — Map (db m22694) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Confederates Invade Pennsylvania
In early June 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee began to leave its camps in Virginia and march northward to Pennsylvania. Lee hoped that a victory on Northern soil might break the will of the Northern . . . — Map (db m5020) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Confederates Take Stock
"After they had passed out Frederick Street the doctor and I picked up three or four dead soldiers, lying in the street between Centre Square and the Reformed Church, and carried them to the side-walks" -Rev. Wm. K. Zeilber, pastor Emmanuel . . . — Map (db m10394) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Daniel Trone House
Fragments of several Union and Confederate cavalry regiments continued to fight a running battle as they galloped on horseback along Frederick Street. Other Confederate bands had retreated down the intersecting alleys and streets. This action . . . — Map (db m5026) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Forney Farms — Fighting Focused on Forney Lands
As the initial attack by the 13th Virginia and 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiments gained momentum, they charged along Frederick Street and through the Forney fields which were located on the land in front of you. On your left, the retreating Union . . . — Map (db m8652) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Hanover Spectator Covers the Battle
"Our town on Tuesday for the first time saw and felt all the incidents, scenes and horrors of actual war." The Hanover Spectator, founded by Senary Leader in 1844, was owned by his widow, Maria, at the time of the Civil War. It was published . . . — Map (db m8650) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Jacob Wirt House
At approximately 8:00 a.m. the head of Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry Division halted on Frederick Street. When Reverend William K. Zieber, pastor of Emmanuel Reformed Church learned about the hungry cavalrymen, he encouraged the crowd of townspeople to . . . — Map (db m104722) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace
The Mary Ann Forge and Furnace was one half mile east of this marker. Founded 1761-62 by George Ross, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Mark Bird on Friendship Tract along Furnace Creek, cannon and cannon balls were produced for General . . . — Map (db m22820) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Square is Now Recaptured — The Scattered Debris of Battle
From Hanover's Center Square, major roads radiate to York, Baltimore, Frederick and Carlisle. For the second time that day the Center Square would become the scene of brutal combat. A few blocks to the north, nearly 400 mounted cavalrymen from . . . — Map (db m4996) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Turning Point
Elements from the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment charged past this point in pursuit of disorganized remnants of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment which was retreating toward the railroad tracks. The Union Cavalry appeared to have abandoned . . . — Map (db m8647) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Winebrenner House
"We had better go down stairs; we are in danger here," Mrs. Henry Winebrenner said to her daughter, Martha, after seeing the flash and hearing the roar from Confederate artillery. - The Evening Herald, January 25, 1904 Confederate . . . — Map (db m8653) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — The Winebrenner Tannery — The Scene of Repeated Cavalry Charges
By the time the counter attack on the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment had reached this area, the center of Hanover was once again under Union control. The New Yorkers continued along Frederick Street but were soon halted by gunfire from Confederate . . . — Map (db m5025) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Trinity United Church of Christ
Founded in 1883 to preserve Germanic teaching and Reformed dogma. The present church occupies the first lot sold in Hanover in 1763 to the German Calvinist Church. Present church constructed in 1884, renovated in 1910, 1932, 1954, and 1995. — Map (db m14963) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to all that have served and are serving. — Map (db m120158) WM

Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Women Tending to Wounded
On June 30, 1863, the quiet little town of Hanover suddenly exploded in gunfire and bloodshed. The Battle of Hanover, fought between Confederate Cavalry led by Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry, . . . — Map (db m22748) HM

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