Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
Construction of the Columbus, Piqua, and Indiana Central Railroad started in 1850 and was finished in 1854. Later referred to as the "Panhandle Railroad," it ran from Columbus to Bradford. During the Civil War, the line carried supplies and troops and it was extended from Bradford to Richmond, Indiana. President Lincoln's funeral train traveled the route on April 29, 1865. Eventually, three railway lines crossed Urbana: the Big Four, the Pennsylvania,and the Erie. "Corn brooms," woolen cloth, horse carriages, and tinware were shipped by railroad to national markets and regular passenger service carried residents to destinations across the country, including Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Erected 2011 by City of Urbana, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 30-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 6.523′ N, 83° 45.604′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of West Miami Street (U.S. 36) and Storms Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Miami Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 644 Miami St, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Johnson Manufacturing Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (about 700 feet away); Champaign County World War I Memorial Dayton, Springfield, and Urbana Electric Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Champaign County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
Categories. • Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.