Scottsburg in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Built 1872. One of the classic "combination" depots for passengers and freight, with board and batten siding, wide overhanging roof, and agent's bay window. Interior included separate waiting rooms for men and women. Served as depot until early 1950s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1991 and moved one block north to preserve it.
Jeffersonville Railroad came through this area by 1852; when platted as new county seat 1871, Scottsburg was located on this line. Railroad was important in subsequent economic development of town and area. Depot was restored, assisted by federal transportation funds, for reuse as Scottsburg Heritage Station; it was dedicated 1996.
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., Scott County Community Foundation. (Marker Number 72.2002.4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 41.183′ N, 85° 46.231′ W. Marker is in Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and NW Railroad Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott County War Memorial (about 300 feet away); William Hayden English (about 400 feet away); Birthplace and Childhood Home of Col. Harland Sanders (approx. 10.1 miles away but has been reported missing).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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