Names of York: H.D. Sheppard and C.N. Myers
More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.
Place: Sheppard-Myers Field in Penn Township, the football stadium of Hanover Public High School; Sheppard-Myers Reservoir in Manheim Township; and several other Sheppard-Myers places!
Who was it named after? H.D. Sheppard and C.N. Myers were the leading forces behind the development of the Hanover-McSherrystown Water Company in the early 1930s.
Interesting facts: Sheppard and Myers proposed to purchase the water company away from its previous owners, on behalf of the town; they would then construct a new, clean reservoir and in turn sell the company and improvements at cost to the borough. H.D. Sheppard offered the use of his own dam to the town for the short term, and by 1932, the new Sheppard-Myers Dam was built on the Sheppard-Myers Reservoir along Impounding Dam Road in West Manheim Township.
Source: Daily Record/Sunday News archives; “Hanover, PA, 1776-1976: A commemorative history of borough affairs” by Bruce Rebert
Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!