Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Hawesville Railroad Station
Rails of Louisville, St. Louis, and Texas Railroad laid here June 9, 1888. First passenger train ran between Owensboro and Stephensport Oct. 7, 1888. Service between Evansville and Louisville began in April 1889. Rail line later became Louisville, Henderson, St. Louis R.R. and then part of L&N system in 1929. See over
Present station constructed 1902; additions made ca. 1919. During heyday, six L&N trains stopped here daily. Embarkation point for Army troops during World War I. Pres. Harry S. Truman spoke here during an election campaign whistlestop, Sept. 30, 1948. Local passenger service ended in the late 1950s. See over.
Erected 1989 by National-Southwire Aluminum Co., Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1856.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
Location. 37° 54.105′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 River Street, Hawesville KY 42348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named - 1829 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawesville (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. half a mile away); Fabric of Cannelton (approx. 0.6 miles away in Indiana); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away in Indiana); Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Cannelton Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Perry County Rocks (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawesville.
Regarding Hawesville Railroad Station. Former Hawesville Railroad Depot now houses the Hancock County Museum.
Also see . . .
1. Hawesville Railroad Station. The Hawesville railroad station was built in 1902 out of Southern pine, and stood 18 feet wide by 81.5 feet long. It is next to the railroad tracks on River Street along the Ohio River bank. The Hawesville railroad station served as the chief transportation center for Hancock County for many years. The last (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad. According to the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was created on March 5, 1850 when the state of Kentucky issued a charter for the company "...to build a railroad between Louisville, Kentucky, and the Tennessee state line in the direction of Nashville." A little more than a year later a similar proclamation was granted through Tennessee on December 4, 1851 which gave the L&N legal authority to construct a line from Louisville to Nashville. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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