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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Train

 
 
First Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
1. First Train Marker
Inscription.  The first train arrived in Jamestown August 25, 1860 over the newly laid rails of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad culminating a 29 year effort to assure Jamestown's position in the national transportation network.
 
Erected 1986 by Jamestown Centennial Committee and State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 42° 5.66′ N, 79° 14.451′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Shearman Place 0.1 miles west of South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keelboat Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); First Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Before White Men Came (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackstone Corporation (within shouting distance of this marker); Policeman George Kendall
First Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. First Train Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown Furniture Exposition Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Woolen Mill (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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