Harriman in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Train Order Transmitted by Telegraph
From this site the first train order was transmitted by telegraph in 1851 from Harriman to Goshen by order of Charles Minot of the Erie Railroad
Erected 1912 by Harriman Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 41° 18.563′ N, 74° 8.755′ W. Marker is in Harriman, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Grove Street, 0.1 miles west of New York State Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harriman NY 10926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First MIA Flag (approx. ¼ mile away); Harriman (approx. ¼ mile away); First Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); American Heroes (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tomas Estrada Palma (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reynolds House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Monroe Race Track (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harriman.
Regarding First Train Order Transmitted by Telegraph.
Also see . . . A Monument to Charles Minot. Telegraph History website entry (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
1. Former train station
The Tudor-style train station at this site was erected in 1911 on land donated by E.H. Harriman, a former director of the railroad. It was demolished in May 2006 after years of neglect.
— Submitted March 15, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.
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