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Elizabethtown in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madison and Indianapolis Railroad

 
 
Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Marker
Inscription. Mandated by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, construction began in Madison 1836. Completed along this site 1843; Elizabethtown platted 1845 as a result of the railroad. Completed to Indianapolis in 1847. Linked Ohio River and interior of state.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Joseph Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 03.1999.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 8.131′ N, 85° 48.761′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Indiana, in Bartholomew County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Railroad Rd, on the left when traveling south on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown IN 47232, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartholomew County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bartholomew County Revolutionary War Honor Roll (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bartholomew County W.W. I - Veterans Memorial
Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Marker
View to east along Railroad Road
Marker is located in the former railroad right-of-way
(approx. 7.4 miles away); World War I Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bartholomew County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orinoco Furniture Company (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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