Fitchburg in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Illinois Central Depot
By 1922, four passenger and four freight trains passed through here daily. A small platform stood nearby for the loading of milk. The last Illinois Central freight train passed through in 1981, but other railroads operated the line until the early 1990s when the track was abandoned and eventually removed. The rail bed is now part of the Badger State Bike Trail.
Erected 2013 by Dane County Historical Society, Fitchburg Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 57.717′ N, 89° 28.161′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Wendt Road half a mile from County Route M, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Verona WI 53593, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the Swan Pond (approx. 2 miles away); Lake Harriet School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dane County Home (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Mann House (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Paoli (approx. 3.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitchburg.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2014, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2014, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.