Erlanger in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South-Central)
Erlanger Depot / Erlanger Proper Subdivision
Erlanger Depot. The Cincinnati Southern Railroad built depot, and it opened in 1877. This is the last wooden depot between Cincinnati and Chattanooga. Passenger service between these two cities started in 1880. After depot had served for over 100 years, Norfolk Southern decided to close and destroy it. Instead, Erlanger Historical Society saved it; became a museum, 1990.
Erlanger Proper Subdivision. Erlanger Land Syndicate filed plan with Kenton Co. Clerk of Courts in 1887. Original plat contained 220 building lots. This was an early planned community whose backers marketed subdivision aggressively. Began as a railroad community; matured as suburb along major highway. Historic District listed on the National Register, 2002.
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Erlanger Historical Society. (Marker Number 2154.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 1.075′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3319 Crescent Ave, Erlanger KY 41018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erlanger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Timberlake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmish at Florence (approx. 2 miles away); Center of Population of U.S. in 1880 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. 4 miles away); Crash of TWA Flight 128 (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erlanger.
More about this marker. This 2006 marker replaced a 2004 marker that broke off its post. The old marker has been bolted to the wall of the depot and has its own entry in this database.
Also see . . . Erlanger Historical Society. “... With the end of the War, the Northern Communities were looking for a way to enter the Southern Markets. When the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce began discussions of a Railroad into the area, they were reviving an earlier plan from the 1830’s. Louisville was strongly opposed to the route through the central portion of the state as this would pull southern commerce away from their city. The developers of the Southern Railroad set Chattanooga as the southern terminus. Many cities set proposals as to the location of (Submitted on June 30, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.