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

Lexington & Ohio R.R.

 
 
Lexington and Ohio Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 9, 2015
1. Lexington and Ohio Railroad Marker
Inscription. Site of the first railroad west of the Alleghenies. Built 1833-1834. Flat iron rails were pinned to quarried limestone blocks. The twenty-three mile run between Lexington & Frankfort required four hours.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 69.)
 
Location. 38° 11.304′ N, 84° 48.917′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Leestown Road (U.S. 421) 0.3 miles east of Versailles Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Leestown Road, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista / Todd House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kentucky's United States Colored Troops (approx. 1.7 miles away); Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kentucky State University (approx. 2 miles away); Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC (approx. 2.7 miles away); Daniel Boone's Grave (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .
Lexington and Ohio Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 9, 2015
2. Lexington and Ohio Railroad Marker
 Lexington & Ohio Railroad ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 11, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
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First Engine on the Lexington and Ohio Railroad image. Click for full size.
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3. First Engine on the Lexington and Ohio Railroad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.   3. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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