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Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indiana’s First Interurban

 
 
Indiana’s First Interurban Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
1. Indiana’s First Interurban Marker
Inscription. Charles L. Henry’s Union Traction Company, the first electric rail line specifically designed for interurban service, began operating through here on January 1, 1898. It ran from Alexandria to Anderson. Indiana became the traction center of the United States.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 48.1967.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.81′ N, 85° 40.46′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Harrison Street and Church Street on North Harrison Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria IN 46001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slickville Tile Works (approx. 5.5 miles away); Wendell Willkie (approx. 8.6 miles away); Wendell L. Willkie (approx. 8.7 miles away); J.W. Patterson House (approx. 10.6 miles away); Madison County Historic Home (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Where was it first located?
The Interurban
The park next to the historical marker contains one of the structures where people waited. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
2. The park next to the historical marker contains one of the structures where people waited.
has been moved more than once. What was the original coordinates (location) of the interurban? Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted October 29, 2007, by Jon Montgomery of Alexandria, Indiana.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Harrison Square image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
3. Harrison Square
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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