Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Elkhorn City’s Railroads
Erected 2003 by Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2130.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 18.351′ N, 82° 21.115′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Pine Street east of Elkhorn Street (Kentucky Route 80), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the end of the street at the Elkhorn City Railroad Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky William Ramey (about 700 feet away); Richard Potter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
Regarding Elkhorn City’s Railroads. Elkhorn City was the northern terminus of the Clinchfield Railroad, and the southern terminus of Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Big Sandy Subdivision.
Also see . . .
1. Clinchfield Map and Timetables - From December 1925 Official Guide of the Railways. “Pullman Parlor-Buffet Car Service is operated
Connections Footnotes: (1) Elkhorn City, Ky.: No. 36 will wait 20 minutes for C&O No. 36. (2) St. Paul, Va.: No. 36 and 38 will wait 10 minutes for N&W No 6 and No. 12 respectively, and No. 39 will wait 15 minutes for N&W No. 5. (4) Speer’s Ferry, Va.: No. 39 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 1, and No. 38 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 2. (6) Johnson City, Tn.: No. 37 will wait 10 minutes for Southern No. 3. No. 38 will wait 15 minutes for Southern No. 41. (7) Kona N.C.: No. 38 will wait 10 minutes for Black Mountain connections. (8) Marion, N.C.: No. 37 will wait 15 minutes for Southern No. 22. (10) Bostic, N.C.: No. 37 will wait 15 minutes for Seaboard No. 15. (11) Spartanburg, S.C.: No. 37 will wait 20 minutes for Southern Nos. 2, 9 and 46 and for Charleston & Western Carolina No. 1 (13) Carbo, Va.: No. 29 will wait 20 minutes for N&W No. 12, and No. 31 will wait 20 minutes for N&W Nos. 11 and 6. (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
2. A Brief History of Elkhorn City Railroad Museum. “The Elkhorn City Railroad Museum started in the early 1990's. The museum was a brain child of Edward "Chick" Spradlin. Chick was retired from the CRR/CSX, he had about 40 years service, starting on the Clinchfield Railroad about 1947 as clerk. Chick was then appointed Agent/Yardmaster at Elkhorn City in the mid 1960s. He held that position until the big merger and the closing of Elkhorn Yard in April 1981. He then went to Shelby Yard as Assistant Trainmaster until he retired in the mid 1980s. A year or two after retirement, Chick got the idea of the museum and enlisted 3 or 4 other retirees from the CRR and the C&O (Ed Stone, and A.N. Stafford were his main help) and together they started accumulating all the artifacts. The building the museum is housed in was donated by a former coal operator. Chick passed away in June, 1999.” (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
3. Wikipedia Entry for Clinchfield Railroad. “The Clinchfield was the last Class I railroad built in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. The 266-mile railroad provided (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.