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Shelbyville in Shelby County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indiana's First Railroad

 
 
Indiana's First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. Indiana's First Railroad Marker
Inscription. An experimental two mile road was completed to this point on July 4, 1834. A horse-drawn car carried Hoosiers on a railroad for the first time.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 73.1966.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 31.363′ N, 85° 45.975′ W. Marker was in Shelbyville, Indiana, in Shelby County. Marker could be reached from Indiana Route 44 east of Vine Street. Click for map. Marker was located in the landscape divider between Indiana Route 44 and E. Broadway Street from Vine Street to McLane Street. Marker was in this post office area: Shelbyville IN 46176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial - Shelby County Indiana (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Home of Thomas Andrews Hendricks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Whetzel Trace (approx. 5.4 miles away); De Witt Pioneer Home (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau stated that as of July
Approximate Location of Indiana's First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Approximate Location of Indiana's First Railroad Marker
2013 the marker was in storage and being repaired.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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