Names of York: John Eager Howard

>Photo submitted in 2008 by Carol (Hyde) Smith of Red Lion. It’s the Howard Tunnel on the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, as seen traveling south from Brillhart Station.

namesofyorklogo.jpgMore in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: The Howard Tunnel, along the Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Who was it named after? John Eager Howard of Baltimore was a railroad investor, a Revolutionary War colonel and a politician.
Interesting facts: We’ve been trying to cover some ground on this blog about a claim the county parks make about the tunnel, so its name should be familiar to regular readers!

Source: Daily Record/Sunday News archives, York Town Square

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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One Response to Names of York: John Eager Howard

  1. Jo says:

    Curious, I did a little research on Mr. Howard. As a former MD govenor, Howard, John and Eager streets in Baltimore are all named after him. Thought you’d like to know!

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