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East Troy in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

East Troy Railroad

Wisconsinís Last Interurban Line

 
 
East Troy Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
1. East Troy Railroad Marker
Inscription. The East Troy Railroad is the last vestige of Wisconsinís once broad network of electric interurban railways. Concentrated in the southeastern quarter of the State this network once totaled approximately 385 miles of track. Most of the interurban railway mileage in Wisconsin was built between 1890 and 1910; the last interurban passenger in the State was carried in 1963 by the North Shore Line. The East Troy Interurban Line, formerly part of The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, carried passengers between East Troy and Milwaukee from 1907 until 1939. Since 1939 the six mile line has existed as a railroad freight connection for the Village of East Troy.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 190.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.314′ N, 88° 24.281′ W. Marker is in East Troy, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is on Church St. ľ mile north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Church St, East Troy WI 53120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
East Troy Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
2. East Troy Railroad Marker
. Mukwonago (approx. 6.3 miles away); Eagle (approx. 7.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 7.5 miles away); Heaven City (approx. 8 miles away); The Cobblestone (approx. 8.1 miles away); Palestine School (approx. 8.5 miles away); Dodges Corners Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away); Mormons in Early Wisconsin (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown. All relate to TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
East Troy Railroad Terminal Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
3. East Troy Railroad Terminal Building
East Troy Railroad Terminal Building and Rolling Stock image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
4. East Troy Railroad Terminal Building and Rolling Stock
East Troy Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
5. East Troy Railroad Marker
National Register of Historic Places Plaque
 
 
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