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About Port Royal

Port Royal, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Royal is a borough in Juniata CountyPennsylvaniaUnited States. The population was 925 at the 2010 census.

 

 

 

 

 

Port Royal, Pennsylvania
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Detailed map of Port Royal
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Port Royal, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

 


Port Royal used to be named Perrysville, after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. At the time, the Port Royal post office was located in Saint Tammany town, just across the Tuscarora Creek. However, the Pennsylvania Railroad brought increased traffic through the area and prompted a move of the Port Royal post office into Perrysville in 1847. In 1874, the borough took on the name itself and Saint Tammany became known as Old Port.

Port Royal (and Perrysville before it) once was a stop on the old main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Port Royal was, in fact, one of the first towns to be linked to the Pennsylvania Railroad system, as it lay along the Lewistown-to-Harrisburg stretch of the railroad—the first leg constructed after the new railroad was chartered. The old Pennsylvania Railroad station no longer exists. Port Royal was also the northern terminus of the Tuscarora Valley Railroad, a narrow-gauge railroad serving southern Juniata and northern Franklin counties. The railroad was decommissioned in the 1930s.

From the PRR station during the Gettysburg Campaign of the Civil WarUnion scout Stephen W. Pomeroy telegraphed the vital news to Governor Andrew Curtin that Robert E. Lee was concentrating the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg. This was how state officials came to know of this vital intelligence, which Pomeroy had carried for nearly sixty miles from near Lee's headquarters in Chambersburg. He had sewn the message into his belt strap of his pants.

 

 


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Port Royal is located at 40°32′0″N 77°23′15″W (40.533257, -77.387619).

Port Royal is located 40 miles northwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (4.35%) is water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Royal,_Pennsylvania


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