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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

 
 
Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 29, 2014
1. Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker
Inscription. On February 21st, 1837, the Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad first met in South Bend, Indiana to discuss the development of a rail system that would connect the county seats between Chicago, Illinois and Toledo, Ohio. After the State of Indiana denied the funding, the project was delayed for many years.

When the Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad merged with the Michigan Southern Railroad in 1850, a round house was built in Goshen to accommodate the railroad's scheduled one train per week. The Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad also furnished the Charter for the construction of the Goshen Branch. The Round House was completed in the fall of 1851 and the first train arrived with great fanfare in 1852. This bridge on Bridge Street is the only remaining structure of the Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Location. 41° 35.31′ N, 85° 49.703′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on Bridge Street east of N. Cottage Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goshen’s Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Goshen World War I Memorial
Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 29, 2014
2. Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Bridge
The bridge crosses Rock Run Creek northeast of downtown Goshen
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Elkhart County Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Goshen High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
Also see . . .  An Old Indiana Railroad Charter: The Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Company. A June 1912 article in The Indiana Magazine of History. (Submitted on March 31, 2014.) 
 
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Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 29, 2014
3. Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker
The marker is on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 29, 2014
4. Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad Marker
View to east along Bridge Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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