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Ida in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Railroad Well

 
 
The Railroad Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
1. The Railroad Well Marker
Inscription.  In 1836, a well was placed at this site for the use of the Southern Michigan Railroad Company to supply water for its steam locomotives. This rail line was used for passengers and freight between Monroe and Adrian. Because the water from this well proved to be an excellent supply, a stop was established here and the township of Ida was born and flourished. As time passed, the well was closed by the railroad. In 1939, the new Ida Volunteer Fire Department re-opened the well and leased its use from the railroad to provide fire protection for the community of Ida.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 41° 54.502′ N, 83° 34.442′ W. Marker is in Ida, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on Lewis Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Ida Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3016 Lewis Ave, Ida MI 48140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ida Village / Ida Township (about 400 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); Bridge School (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bridge School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Meyer Rosen Foundation Holiday Camp (approx. 4.2 miles away); Peter Seitz Tavern & Stagecoach Inn (approx. 4.3 miles away); West County Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); First People of Monroe County (approx. 4.8 miles away); The River Raisin (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ida.
 
The Railroad Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
2. The Railroad Well Marker
Marker with Ida Branch Library behind
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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