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

E. K. Railway

 
 
E. K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. E. K. Railway Marker
Inscription.  Development of this area’s rich coal, iron, and timber resources began in 1867 when Eastern Kentucky Railway laid track from the Ohio River to Argillite. But after years of operating losses, the railroad went into receivership in 1919, and the work of dismantling north end of track began in 1928. Total trackage was thirty-six miles.
 
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways, E. K. Railway Historical Society and Greenup County Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 1978.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 29.48′ N, 82° 49.793′ W. Marker is in Argillite, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 1 and Kentucky Route 207, on the right when traveling north on State Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Argillite KY 41121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenup Association of Baptists (approx. 2 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
E. K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. E. K. Railway Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Buffalo Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 3.6 miles away); Camp Swigert (approx. 4.7 miles away); McConnell House Complex (approx. 4.7 miles away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Steam Furnace / Iron made in Kentucky (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Regarding E. K. Railway. Click on Related Markers link and then click to map all markers. The railroad came from the north on the alignment of today’s Kentucky Route 1 and here continued south on the alignment of today’s Kentucky Route 207. These highways were built on the railroad bed after the railroad ceased operation.
 
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Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Passenger Train Timetable, December 1925 image. Click for full size.
3. 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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