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

E.K. Railway

 
 
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. E.K. Railway Marker
Inscription. A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Ky. Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' plans to connect southern coal fields with Great Lakes. Total trackage; 36 mi. Abandoned by 1933. Presented by Eastern Ky. Railway Historical Society and Greenup County Fiscal Court.
 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1178.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.266′ N, 82° 49.614′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is on North 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Swigert (approx. 3 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (approx. 7.1 miles away);
E.K. Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. E.K. Railway Marker
Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.1 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 8 miles away in Ohio); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 8.1 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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