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Greenup in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

E. K. Railway

 
 
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. E.K. Railway Marker
Inscription.  A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Kentucky Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' plans to connect southern coal fields with Great Lakes. Total trackage; 36 mi. Abandoned by 1933. Presented by Eastern Ky. Railway Historical Society and Greenup County Fiscal Court.
 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1178.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.266′ N, 82° 49.614′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is on North 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1803
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. E.K. Railway Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Jesse Stuart (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. ¾ mile away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2.1 miles away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 2½ miles away); McConnell House Complex (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
E. K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
3. E. K. Railway Marker
Passenger Train Timetable, December 1925 image. Click for full size.
4. Passenger Train Timetable, December 1925
From the December 1925 edition of The Official Guide of the Railways page 1244. Riverton is now part of the town of Greenup. This marker has been erected in what once was Riverton, headquarters of the EK Railway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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