First Civil War Trails Marker in North York Borough to Remember Black Veterans

On Tuesday, April 2, Lebanon Cemetery became the first Civil War Trails site in North York Borough, PA. The multi-state Civil War Trails program offers more than 1,500 sites for travelers, enabling them to stand in the footsteps of historic events and people. Lebanon Cemetery, located at 1412 N. George St., is administered by the Friends of Lebanon Cemetery who work to honor the early African American community members from York County.

Samantha Dorm, Advisor for the Friends of Lebanon Cemetery, said, “The Cemetery's inclusion in the Civil War Trails program not only honors the memory of those laid to rest here, but also serves as a gathering place of inspiration and learning for current and future generations.” The Friends of Lebanon Cemetery together with the Lebanon Cemetery Company unveiled this new marker during a dedication of headstones for five veterans on Saturday, April 13. The Friends worked with the National Cemetery Association and local office of Veterans Affairs on this notable event. More than 100 visitors and volunteers were present for the Military Headstone Dedication.


Dillsburg Adds Two Markers to York County’s Civil War Trails Program

Dills Tavern and the Maple Shade Barn were recently added to the multi-state Civil War Trails program in York County. This positions Dillsburg as a perfect place for travelers from New York and the New England region to begin their Civil War Trails exploration. These new stories are related to the Battle of Gettysburg, which is popular internationally and will increase visitation by those interested in a more comprehensive narrative.

With the addition of these new sites in Dillsburg, the Civil War Trails program now offers 10 sites in York County and more than 1,500 sites across six states.

Doug Riley, President of the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) Board, is thrilled. “We’re excited to join the Civil War Trails program. Given their history in attracting new visitors and our new distillery efforts, we’re confident we’ll see a big audience for years to come.”


Where to find the Civil War Trails markers in York County



  • Necessary Destruction -- 234 N Front St, Wrightsville, PA 17368
  • Ham, Eggs, and Confederates -- 300 PA-462, Wrightsville, PA 17368
  • Battle of Wrightsville -- 604 Cherry St., Wrightsville, PA 17368


  • This Train is Bound for Glory -- 2 Library Pl., Hanover, PA
  • Battle of Hanover, Saved the Fate of the Nation -- 1 Center Sq., Hanover, PA
  • Battle of Hanover's Healing Touch -- 305 Baltimore St., Hanover, PA
  • Battle of Hanover, Confederates Invade -- 515 Frederick St., Hanover, PA

North York Borough

  • Loyal, True, and Brave -- 1412 N George St., York, PA


  • Dillsburg Invaded! -- 227 N Baltimore St, Dillsburg, PA
  • Wartime Kidness -- 35 Greenbrier Ln., Dillsburg, PA

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