Chronister Collection

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contributed by Barbara Chronister
Class of 1954


Western Maryland Freight Station

The Hanover Branch Railroad station (now, the Western Maryland Freight Station on Railroad St.) was the site of Abraham Lincoln's visit when passing through Hanover  on way to Gettysburg to commemorate the Nation Cemetery.

Click here for photo  map of the Hanover Branch site. Western Maryland Freight Station - 1972

The photo map was taken from a 1907 photo from the copula on the Eichelberg High School Building. Click here for full version of 1907 Eichelberg copula view of the town.

Lincoln stopped at the Hanover Branch Railroad Station  on the way to Gettysburg for the commemoration of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on Nov. 18, 1863. This plaque stands near the Western Maryland Freight Station above close to the sight of the visit.