Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

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Entering Duncannon

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Perry County Railroad Station

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 pri-vate residence.

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Alta Noye 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.

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PRR Bridge

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 pre-sent 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 Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.