Webbville in Lawrence County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Eastern Kentucky Railway
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Eastern Kentucky Railway Historical Society. (Marker Number 2056.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 38° 10.775′ N, 82° 52.36′ W. Marker is in Webbville, Kentucky, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 201 just west of Kentucky Route 1, on the right when traveling west. It is at the Webbville Volunteer Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Webbville KY 41180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 7½ miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mount Savage Furnace (approx. 10.8 miles away); Sandy Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 11.3 miles away); County Named, 1838 (approx. 11½ miles away).
Regarding Eastern Kentucky Railway. Webbville, the railroad’s furthest terminal, is at milepost 36.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. It is all of the Eastern Kentucky Railway Historical Markers
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry. Excerpt:
The old alignment parallels KY 1 north of Argillite. From Argillite south to Hunnewell, the alignment except the tunnels has been used for KY 207. KY 3306 mostly follows the path west to Hopewell, and from there south to Grayson it runs along KY 1. From Grayson to Hitchins, the alignment was used for KY 773, including two old truss bridges now used as one-lane road bridges. (Part of the old grade(Submitted on February 16, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.