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Railroad Borough

Railroad Borough Hall is located at 2 East Main Street, Railroad PA 17355; phone: 717-235-5042.

Railroad Borough, York County Pennsylvania (PA) 17355

Location [1]

Railroad Borough lies in two narrow stream valleys in the Piedmont Plateau region of southern York County. The large stream, the south branch of the Codorus Creek, flows north northwest through the borough, and is paralleled by the rail line. The smaller stream flows westward into the south branch from the eastern portion of the borough. Two roads parallel these streams. The north-south road leads to Glen Rock, two miles to the north-west, and New Freedom, one mile to the south. The other leads to Shrewsbury, one mile to the east.

The hills surrounding these narrow valleys stand in a relief of 200 to 250 feet. Railroad Borough's official bench mark is 741 feet above sea level. The highest elevation within the borough is 975 feet in the extreme northeast corner. Just to the east in Shrewsbury Borough the elevation tops 1040 feet, more than 600 feet above Center Square in York.

  1. Barshinger, Jay, Historic York, Inc., Railroad Borough Historic District, nomination document, 1983, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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