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Names of York: Norman Wood

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Norman Wood bridge, crossing the Susquehanna River from Lower Chanceford Township to Martic Township, Lancaster County

Who was it named after? Norman Wood was a Republican state representative from Lancaster County from 1922 until his retirement in 1964.

Interesting fact: Many people have never heard of Norman Wood, at least not outside the bridge context; it could be because, as his friend, Lancaster County historian Jack W.W. Loose described him, Wood was an intensely quiet man who never sought the limelight.

Sources York Town Square blog archives; previous Only in York County posts (here and here)

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!

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