Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First in New Modes of Transportation
Lawrenceburgh First in New Modes of Transportation
1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance
Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans Markets. The “Kaintucks” walked back to the Ohio Valley through hostile Indian Territory.
1832 - - George H. Dunn, Whig congressman from Lawrenceburg convinced the state to charter Indiana’s first railroad.
1834 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. was begun in Shelbyville to connect to Ohio River transportation.
1835 - - Lawrenceburgh’s portion of the line is dedicated before a crowd of 5,000 but the entire line is not completed due to 1838 - 1839 financial disaster.
1848 - - Ohio and Mississippi R. R. Connecting Cincinnati and St. Louis is begun.
1852 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. Is reorganized as the Indianapolis and Cincinnati R. R.; a locomotive is delivered by boat to Lawrenceburgh in Sept. East and West sections of the line are joined in Shelbyville.
1857 - - The O&M R. R. Becomes the earliest B&O controlled line in Indiana.
1861 - - President
1900 - - The Cincinnati, Lawrenceburgh and Aurora Electric Street Railroad Company reversed direction at this intersection.
Historic Lawrenceburg ͂͂ Greendale Foundation
Erected by Greendale Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
Location. 39° 5.551′ N, 84° 50.843′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunt House Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial - - Dearborn County Lawrenceburg Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Samuel C. Vance (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.