Entering Duncannon

Entering Duncannon (HM296S)

Location: Duncannon, PA 17020 Perry County
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N 40° 23.313', W 77° 1.891'

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On February 4, 1887 a charter was granted by the Commonwealth for the construction of the Perry County Railroad from Duncannon to New Bloomfield. On September 12, 1889 the first locomotive entered New Bloomfield. The Duncannon Station sat just to the north beside the Flour Mill. The standard gauge railroad connected to the Pennsylvania Railroad just south of this marker. The PCRR was purchased by the Susquehanna River and Western Railroad in 1903 and operated until 1939. During the construction of Rts. 11 & 15 the station was moved to Locust Street where it stands as a private residence.
Prior to the highway construction in 1958, High Street crossed the creek and connected to the New Bloomfield Road near this location. The current park was named after Alta Noye who owned much of the land and lived along the creek. Her house is shown here during a World War 1 Victory Parade.
In 1848 the railroad reached this area and triggered massive growth in the towns and villages in its path. You are standing on an abutment of a mid-19th century railroad bridge that crossed the Little Juniata
Creek. During the 1800s the railroad ran through the middle of town along Apple Tree Alley. In the early 1900s the railroad embarked on a major improvement of the main line and moved the tracks to the present location near the river. The bridge

remained in place for much of the 20th century but it was removed for safety reasons in 2014.
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Perry County Railroad Station
4 Alta Noye residence
5 PRR Bridge
HM NumberHM296S
Placed ByHistorical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR and Borough of Duncannon
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Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 327571 N 4472865
Decimal Degrees40.38855000, -77.03151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.313', W 77° 1.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 18.78" N, 77° 1' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 85 S Market St, Duncannon PA 17020, US
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