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° 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named - 1829 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away in Indiana); Tell City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away in Indiana); A Bit of Swiss (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 7.2 miles away in Indiana); Lincoln Family Trail (approx. 7.6 miles away).
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 (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 (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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