Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Elkhorn City’s Railroads
Erected 2003 by Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2130.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 37° 18.351′ N, 82° 21.115′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Pine Street east of Elkhorn Street (Kentucky Route 80), on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Ramey (about 700 feet away); Richard Potter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 2.2 miles away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 2.9 miles away in Virginia); The Name Breaks (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia); Early Settlement (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
Regarding Elkhorn City’s Railroads. Elkhorn City was the northern terminus of the Clinchfield Railroad, and the southern terminus of Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Big Sandy Subdivision.
Also see . . .
1. Clinchfield Map and Timetables - From December 1925 Official Guide of the Railways. “Pullman Parlor-Buffet Car Service is operated on Trains Nos. 37 and 38 between Spartanburg, S.C. and Elkhorn City, Ky.”, a 12 hour ride for the
Connections Footnotes: (1) Elkhorn City, Ky.: No. 36 will wait 20 minutes for C&O No. 36. (2) St. Paul, Va.: No. 36 and 38 will wait 10 minutes for N&W No 6 and No. 12 respectively, and No. 39 will wait 15 minutes for N&W No. 5. (4) Speer’s Ferry, Va.: No. 39 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 1, and No. 38 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 2. (6) Johnson City, Tn.: No. 37 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 3. No. 38 will wait 15 minutes for Southern No. 41. (7) Kona N.C.: No. 38 will wait 10 minutes for Black Mountain connections. (8) Marion, N.C.: No. 37 will wait 15 minutes for Southern No. 22. (10) Bostic, N.C.: No. 37 will wait 15 minutes for Seaboard No. 15. (11) Spartanburg, S.C.: No. 37 will wait 20 minutes for Southern Nos. 2, 9 and 46 and for Charleston & Western Carolina No. 1 (13) Carbo, Va.: No. 29 will wait 20 minutes for N&W No. 12, and No. 31 will wait 20 minutes for N&W Nos. 11 and 6. (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
2. A Brief History of Elkhorn City Railroad Museum(Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
3. Wikipedia Entry for Clinchfield Railroad. “The Clinchfield was the last Class I railroad built in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. The 266-mile railroad provided access to numerous scenic wonders of the Appalachian region and (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.