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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The St. Charles Line

 
 
The St,. Chalres Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
1. The St,. Chalres Line Marker
Inscription.  Began service in 1835 as the Carrollton Line of the N.O. & Carrollton Railroad. Powered by steam engine, horse, and mule prior to electrification in 1893. It is the oldest continuously operated street railway line in the world.
 
Erected 1981 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 29° 56.611′ N, 90° 8.028′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on South Carrollton Avenue, in the median. Between St. Charles Ave. & Hampson St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Carrollton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mater Dolorosa Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Newcomb Pottery Garden (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tulane Stadium (approx. 1.1 miles away); National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
The St,. Chalres Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
2. The St,. Chalres Line Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Magnolia Lane (approx. 1.3 miles away); Audubon Park History (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Street Cars of New Orleans - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
The St. Charles Line and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debra Zartman Boyer, September 22, 2009
3. The St. Charles Line and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on October 28, 2010, by Debra Zartman Boyer of Mansfield, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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