New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad
Williams & Beechwood Streets
When we checked the history of the Princess Anne Station, a map of 1884 showed no station for the Town what so ever. By 1899, there was still no station, but the town had given the street leading up to the tracks the name ” Depot Street”.
In 1889, newspaper article was found regarding a passenger at the station who fell and broke his leg.
By 1904, there were both a freight station and a passenger station, and by 1911, the area around the two stations was known as ” Depot Square”. In front of the station was a long wooden platform. The passenger station seems to have grown a bit by 1923, and during that same year, Depot Street changed it’s name to Beechwood Street, with the station being located where Williams Street intersects. In later years, the Pennsylvania Railroad served the town. The freight station was just to the north of the passenger station, and while the passenger station survives today, apparently being used by a business, the freight station appears to have been torn down.
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For years the Station was vacant and plans in the 1980’s saw the Town Officals wanted to use the Station for a town office.