History of DT&I Railroad
The depot was moved here, to the fairgrounds, in 1995, from Oakwood Avenue. Henry Ford and his grandsons came to Napoleon many times to see the steam engines at the roundhouse, Mr. Ford would travel in his private railroad car, on one occasion, he stopped here on his way to West Virginia with his friends, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and their wives.
The logo painted here on the left: "We Have The Connections” refers
to the over 30 connecting mainlines crossed in the 358 miles from
Detroit, Mi. to Ironton, Oh. on the Ohio river, which made up the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 41° 22.715′ N, 84° 7.254′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is on South Perry Street (Ohio Route 108), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napoleon OH 43545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.