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Greenup in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

E.K. Railway

 
 
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. E.K. Railway Marker
Inscription. A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Ky. Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' plans to connect southern coal fields with Great Lakes. Total trackage; 36 mi. Abandoned by 1933. Presented by Eastern Ky. Railway Historical Society and Greenup County Fiscal Court.
 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1178.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.266′ N, 82° 49.614′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is on North 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Swigert (approx. 3 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (approx. 7.1 miles away);
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. E.K. Railway Marker
Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.1 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 8 miles away in Ohio); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 8.1 miles away in Ohio). Click for a list of all markers in Greenup.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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