Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hocking Valley Railway
Erected 1991 by The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 39° 27.523′ N, 82° 14.035′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on Hocking Parkway near West Canal Street (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling south. Located 1 block south of Canal Street, trackside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nelsonville OH 45764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); E. M. Poston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelsonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Street Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hocking Canal Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nelsonville.
More about this marker. The marker number for this marker in the current Ohio Historical Society numbering system is 1-5. It was incorrectly numbered O-257 on its face.
Also see . . . History of The Hocking Valley Railway Company. ...was the largest railroad in Ohio, extending from the Lake Erie port of Toledo through Columbus, and on to the Ohio River port of Pomeroy. Coal was the main business, yet it kept the finest passenger service in the State of Ohio. ... (Submitted on June 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Hocking Valley Railway Historic District ** (added 1988 - - #88000451)
Also known as Hocking Valley Scenic Railway;See Also:Haydenville Historic
Roughly between Bridge #494 in Logan and Bridge #629 in Nelsonville , Nelsonville
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Hocking Valley
♦ Architectural Style: Second Empire
♦ Area of Significance: Engineering, Transportation, Architecture, Industry
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Rail-Related
♦ Current Function: Other, Recreation And Culture, Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Rail-Related
— Submitted June 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.