The National Register of Historic Places in Cumberland County

Photo of Union Hotel in Shepherdstown

Union Hotel, Shepherdstown

The National Register of Historic Places was organized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Operated by the National Park Service, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources. There are more than 80,000 properties on the register which includes buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects.[1] The process for being placed on the register is an exacting one and requires meticulous documentation of a property’s historic value. The following properties in Cumberland County are currently recognized as either an historic property or an historic district:[2]

  • William Black Homestead, New Cumberland
  • Benjamin Blythe Homestead, Shippensburg
  • Boiling Springs Historic District, Boiling Springs
  • Carlisle Armory, Carlisle
  • Carlisle Historic District, Carlisle
  • Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle Barracks
  • Cumberland Valley Railroad Station and Station master’s House, Mechanicsburg
  • Cumberland Valley State Normal School Historic District, Shippensburg University
  • Dykeman’s Spring, Shippensburg
  • Johannes Eberly House, Hampden Township
  • Etters Bridge, Lower Allen Township
  • Gilbert Bridge, Grantham
  • James Given Tavern, South Middleton Township
  • Amelia S. Givin Free Library, Mount Holly Springs
  • Hessian Powder Magazine, Carlisle
  • Irving Female College, Mechanicsburg
  • Market Street Bridge, Lemoyne/Harrisburg
  • Mechanicsburg Commercial Historic District, Mechanicsburg
  • Newville Historic District, Newville
  • Old West, Dickinson College, Carlisle
  • Adam Orris House, Mechanicsburg
  • Peace Church, Camp Hill
  • Pine Grove Furnace, Cooke Township
  • Ramp Covered Bridge, Hopewell Township
  • Shippen House, Shippensburg
  • Shippensburg Historic District, Shippensburg
  • Simpson Street School, Mechanicsburg
  • George Trimble House, Silver Spring Township
  • Union Hotel, Shepherdstown
  • Widow Piper’s Tavern, Shippensburg
  • John Williams House, Williams Grove
  • John Wormley House, Wormleysburg

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