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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Railroads

Ann Street Station

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Railroads Marker
Inscription.  Railroads played an important role in the development of Parkersburg. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad reached Parkersburg in 1857, and the railroad bridge over the Ohio River was completed in 1871. It measures 7140 feet in length and at the time of its opening was the longest railroad bridge in the world. For many years Parkersburg was a well-known stop on the main line of the B&O Railroad from Washington to St. Louis and a major transportation center with its rail, river and highway connections. The Ann Street Station pictured here stood on this site from 1887 to 1959 and served the north-south line between Huntington and Wheeling. Another station, a few blocks away on Sixth Street, served the more heavily used east-west line
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 15.948′ N, 81° 33.966′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Little Kanawa Connector. The marker is located in Blennerhassett Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Railroads Marker
walking distance of this marker. Blennerhassett Island (here, next to this marker); Early Parkersburg (here, next to this marker); The Point (here, next to this marker); George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Women of Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Vital Transportation Center (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Railroads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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