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Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hocking Valley Railway

 
 
Hocking Valley Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Hocking Valley Railway Marker
Inscription. The arrival of the Columbus and Hocking Valley Railroad in 1869 led to the decline of the Hocking Canal and assured Nelsonville's prominence as a major shipping point of coal and industrial products. The portion of the railway from Logan in Nelsonville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, along with steam locomotive #33 and caboose #90704.
 
Erected 1991 by The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number O-257.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.523′ N, 82° 14.035′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on Hocking Parkway near West Canal Street (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located 1 block south of Canal Street, trackside. Marker is in this post office area: Nelsonville OH 45764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); E. M. Poston
Hocking Valley Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Hocking Valley Railway Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Street Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hocking Canal Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Site of Lord Dunmore (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nelsonville.
 
More about this marker. The marker number for this marker in the current Ohio Historical Society numbering system is 1-5.
 
Also see . . .  History of The Hocking Valley Railway Company. ...was the largest railroad in Ohio, extending from the Lake Erie port of Toledo through Columbus, and on to the Ohio River port of Pomeroy. Coal was the main business, yet it kept the finest passenger service in the State of Ohio. ... (Submitted on June 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Hocking Valley Railway Historic District ** (added 1988 - - #88000451)
Also known as Hocking Valley Scenic Railway;See Also:Haydenville Historic
Roughly between Bridge #494 in Logan
Hocking Valley Railway Marker, seen near Hocking Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
3. Hocking Valley Railway Marker, seen near Hocking Parkway
and Bridge #629 in Nelsonville , Nelsonville
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Hocking Valley Railway, Et al.
♦ Architectural Style: Second Empire
♦ Area of Significance: Engineering, Transportation, Architecture, Industry
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Rail-Related
♦ Current Function: Other, Recreation And Culture, Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Rail-Related
    — Submitted June 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Hocking Valley Railway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
4. Hocking Valley Railway
Hocking Valley Railway Marker and Nelsonville Station image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
5. Hocking Valley Railway Marker and Nelsonville Station
Hocking Valley Railway , nearby B&O Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
6. Hocking Valley Railway , nearby B&O Caboose
Hocking Valley Railway Louisville & Nashville Caboose on display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
7. Hocking Valley Railway Louisville & Nashville Caboose on display
Hocking Valley Railway , Seacoast / Louisville & Nashville image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
8. Hocking Valley Railway , Seacoast / Louisville & Nashville
West Point Route, Georgia-Clinchfield
Hocking Valley B&O 4571 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
9. Hocking Valley B&O 4571
Hocking Valley Railway Nelsonville Station image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 17, 2011
10. Hocking Valley Railway Nelsonville Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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