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Weldon in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad

 
 
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
1. Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Marker
Inscription. Longest railroad in the world when completed in 1840. Length 161 1/2 mi. Terminus was nearby.
 
Erected 1939 by North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number E-23.)
 
Location. 36° 25.645′ N, 77° 35.777′ W. Marker is in Weldon, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street (U.S. 158) and Washington Avenue (County Road 1651), on the right when traveling west on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weldon NC 27890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weldon Railroads (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roanoke Canal (about 500 feet away); Rockfish Capital of the World (about 500 feet away); Wilmington & Weldon RR Trestle (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin S. Turner (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weldon.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship,
Wide view of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
2. Wide view of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Marker
study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The First Railroad Hub of the South - Weldon NC. (Submitted on May 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. This Month in NC History - Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. March 7, 1840: The railroad was completed. Celebrations at Wilmington included a parade, church bells and the firing of a cannon. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
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The path of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad today image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
3. The path of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad today
Now operated by CSX Corp., these rails lead into town. The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was one of four rail lines that transformed Weldon into a transportation hub during the 19th century.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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