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Osgood in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Mississippi Railroad

 
 
Side 'One' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Side 'One' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Inscription.
Side one:
Chartered in Indiana 1848 by the General Assembly. The people of Ripley County voted March 1849 to provide local financial support for building the railroad. Surveys of the Eastern Division (Cincinnati to Vincennes) began 1852. The town of Osgood was named to honor O & M division engineer, A. L. Osgood.
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Side two:
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Railroad was completed from Cincinnati to East St. Louis 1857. Depot, freight house, engine house, turntable, stock pens, and sidings were built at Osgood, which was considered the center of transport and commerce for Ripley County. Company was taken over by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1899-1900.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Ripley County Historical Society, and Rising Sun Regional Foundation. (Marker Number 69.2006.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 7.774′ N, 85° 17.547′ W. Marker is in Osgood, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue (O&M) east of South Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map.
Side 'Two' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Side 'Two' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Located next to the new Library. Marker is in this post office area: Osgood IN 47037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fugitive Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abolitionists (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Andrews, Master Craftsman (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Harrison Cravens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson Watts (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. 4.5 miles away); Site of Masonic Hall (approx. 4.5 miles away); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Osgood.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking West - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking West - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Looking East - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking East - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Other View - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Other View - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
New Library expansion can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 305 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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