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Osgood in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Mississippi Railroad

 
 
Side 'One' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Side 'One' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
Side one:
Chartered in Indiana 1848 by the General Assembly. The people of Ripley County voted March 1849 to provide local financial support for building the railroad. Surveys of the Eastern Division (Cincinnati to Vincennes) began 1852. The town of Osgood was named to honor O & M division engineer, A. L. Osgood.
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Side two:
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Railroad was completed from Cincinnati to East St. Louis 1857. Depot, freight house, engine house, turntable, stock pens, and sidings were built at Osgood, which was considered the center of transport and commerce for Ripley County. Company was taken over by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1899-1900.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Ripley County Historical Society, and Rising Sun Regional Foundation. (Marker Number 69.2006.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 39° 7.774′ N, 85° 17.547′ W. Marker is in Osgood, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue (O&M) east of South Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Located next to the new Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osgood IN 47037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Forsyth, Artist (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willson House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fugitive Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abolitionists (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Andrews, Master Craftsman (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Harrison Cravens (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bilby Tower (approx. ¾ mile away); Crusher Lane (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osgood.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Side 'Two' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Side 'Two' - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Looking West - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking West - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Looking East - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking East - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
Other View - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Other View - - Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Marker
New Library expansion can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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