Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Railroad

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The Railroad in Duncannon

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Lower Duncannon Station Circa 1865

"To the Station" by Scotty Brown

“To the Station” by Scotty Brown

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Freight Station Circa 1965

The railroad steamed into Duncannon in 1848 and was a major factor in the growth and development of the area. In the mid-1800s the railroad ran through the center of town on Apple Tree Alley. Around 1865 the earliest station was built at the corner of Fisher and Main Streets near the Iron Works complex in Lower Duncannon. The Freight Station at Cherry Street and Apple Tree Alley was built about the same time and is still standing. In the early 1900s the tracks were moved to along the river and this station was built.

Duncannon Station Circa 1902 from South

Duncannon Station Circa 1902 from South

1957 AeroTrain at Duncannon

1957 AeroTrain at Duncannon

Freight Station Circa 1965

Freight Station Circa 1965

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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.