The York County Heritage Trust’s Lila Fourhman-Shaull shows a map of York County war and veterans memorials. The trust, www.yorkheritage.org and the York Daily Record/Sunday News firstname.lastname@example.org are accepting additions or corrections to the map. A list of known veterans memorials is below, as well as a photo slide show of such memorials. Also of interest: War memorials stand proudly in towns throughout York County .
Tireless researcher Al Rose has developed a long list of veterans and war memorials around York County. But there’s one that has him stumped.
“The one that’s most puzzling to me, I think it was October 1944, Elmwood had planned a memorial and I know it was built and it stood at the entrance to Elmwood Boulevard (and East Market Street), but I don’t know what ever happened to it,” Rose said. “And I’ve been unable to find anybody who could give me any information about it.”
He made those remarks to the York Daily Record/Sunday News as part of this story: York County memorial map project gets boost from veteran.
According to the story:
Rose said the memorial was erected in the area of East Market Street and Second Avenue on the border of York City and Springettsbury Township.
“It would face toward East Market Street where everybody could see it,” he said.
Rose thinks the memorial was made of wood and deteriorated.
“I’d just love to find information on that one,” he said.
Here’s a bit more discussion on the missing marker on the yorktownsquare.com post: Mount Wolf’s war memorial located. But where is Elmwood’s roll of honor?
And here are the known markers, as compiled by the Heritage Trust. (Can you add to the list?):
— Conewago Township Veterans’ Memorial; 140 Copenhaffer Road (Zion View Park); Dedicated in 2009
— Dallastown Veterans’ Memorial; 57 West Main St. (front of American Legion Post 605); Dedication date unknown
— Dover Veterans’ Memorial; West Canal Street (Community Park — Log House); Dedicated in 2001
— East Prospect Veterans’ Memorial; North Main Street (entrance of East Prospect ‘Riverview’ Cemetery); Dedicated in 2000
— Fawn Grove Veterans’ Memorial; Town square; Dedicated in 1953
— Felton Veterans’ Memorial; Main Street; Dedicated in 1947
— Glen Rock Veterans’ Memorial; 27 Manchester Street (front of Trinity UCC); Dedicated in 1946
— Goldsboro Veterans’ Memorial; Town square; Dedicated in 1940s
— Hallam Borough and Hellam Township Veterans’ Memorial; Market and Prospect streets, Hallam; Dedicated in 1987
— Hanover Veterans’ Memorial; Town square; Dedicated in 1946
— Jefferson Veterans’ Memorial; Town square; Dedicated in 1919 (county’s first permanent WWI memorial)
— Lewisberry Veterans’ Memorial; Third and Market streets; Dedicated in 1948
Lower Windsor Township
— Craley Veterans’ Memorial; Abel Road (south of St. Paul’s U.M. Church); Dedicated in 1946
— Long Level Area Veterans’ Memorial; 2100 Fishing Creek Road (front of Ebenezer Church); Dedication date unknown
— Snyder Corner Veterans’ Memorial; 458 Salem Church Road (Salem U.M. Church); Dedication date unknown
— Manchester Veterans’ Memorials; Main and Maple streets, Union Cemetery; Dedication date unknown
— Manchester Memorial Grandstand; Athletic field at edge of town; Dedicated in 1952
— Emigsville Veterans’ Memorial; North George Street; Dedication date unknown
— New Freedom Veterans’ Memorials; Town square; Dedicated in 1940s
— Railroad Veterans’ Memorial; 27 East Main St. (Messiah Lutheran Church lawn); Dedicated in 1958
— Red Lion Veterans’ Memorial; Boundary Avenue (slope of Fairmount Park); Dedicated in 1948
— Seven Valleys Veterans’ Memorial; Church Street (St. Paul’s U.M. Church lawn); Dedicated in 1940s
— Shiloh Veterans’ Memorial; Carlisle and Church streets (Shiloh Union Cemetery); Dedicated in 1986
Spring Garden Township
— Spring Garden Township Veterans’ Memorial; Mount Rose and Ogontz streets (Bethany U.M. Church lawn); Dedication date unknown
— Violet Hill Veterans’ Memorial; 97 Tri-hill Road (outside Violet Hill U. M. Church); Dedicated in 1946
— Spring Grove Veterans’ Memorial; South Main Street; Dedication date unknown
— Wellsville, Warrington and Washington Township Veterans’ Memorial; the intersection of Zeigler Road and York Street (near the former William Wells Young Memorial School); Dedicated c. 1998
— West York Veterans’ Memorial; North Adams and Orange streets; Dedicated in 1949
— Windsor Borough Veterans’ Memorial; West Main Street; Dedicated in 1948
— Wrightsville Chapter of American War Mothers; South Seventh and Hellam streets; Dedication date unknown
— Wrightsville Veterans’ Memorials; Road of Remembrance, South Eighth and Hellam streets; Dedication date unknown
— Yoe Veterans’ Memorial; Main and George streets; Dedication date unknown
— Yorktowne War Mothers Memorial Monument; Penn Park; Dedicated in 1946
— York City Korean War Veterans’ Memorial; South side of West Market Street near Codorus Creek; Dedicated in 2005
— York City Vietnam War Veterans’ Memorial; Carlisle Avenue (York Expo Center); Dedicated in 2009
— York City World War II Memorial; Continental Square; Dedicated in 2002
— York County Veterans’ Honor Roll; 28 East Market St.; Dedicated in 1919
York New Salem
— York New Salem Veterans’ Memorial; 99 East George St.; Dedicated in 1945
— Yorkana Veterans’ Memorial; 42 Main St. (front wall of fire hall); Dedication date unknown