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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Experimental Railroad

 
 
Experimental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Experimental Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Est. 1833. Horses hauled granite for the Capitol over a railroad from a quarry 1¼ miles S.E.
 
Erected 1939 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 22.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 35° 46.844′ N, 78° 38.291′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on North Wilmington Street north of New Bern Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the NC State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidents North Carolina Gave The Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Hickory Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); John S. Ravenscroft (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Society of North Carolina
Experimental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2011
2. Experimental Railroad Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); N.C. State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunsford Lane (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Experimental Railroad Marker and the NC Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2011
3. Experimental Railroad Marker and the NC Capitol Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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