Monon in White County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1982 by the Monon Historical Society. (Marker Number 91.1982.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 51.673′ N, 86° 52.68′ W. Marker is in Monon, Indiana, in White County. Marker is on East 3rd Street west of Market Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is just off U.S. 421 (between the tracks). Look for the red caboose to the east of the road inside the wye. Marker is in this post office area: Monon IN 47959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Honor Roll First Indiana Natural Gas Well ( approx. 7.1 miles away); War on Terrorism Memorial Garden ( approx. 10 miles away); White County War Memorial ( approx. 10.1 miles away); The Wolcott House ( approx. 11 miles away).
Regarding Monon, Indiana. Some of the named trains operated by the Monon during the passenger train era in the 20th century included The Bluegrass between Chicago and Nashville; The Tippecanoe, The Chicago Limited, and the streamlined diesel Daylight Limited between Chicago and Indianapolis; The Chicago Mail, Lousville Mail, and the Louisville Day Express between Chicago and Louisville; The Cincinnatian, The Night Express, and the Midnight Special between Chicago and Cincinnati; The Hoosier and The Red Devil between Chicago and French Lick via Indianapolis; and The Varsity between Chicago and Bloomington. Monon passenger trains departed and arrived in Chicago just south of the Loop at Dearborn Station also called the Polk Street Station, located at the foot of Dearborn Street at Polk.
Also see . . . Overview of the Monon Railroad. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.