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Loveland in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Miami Railroad

Pioneer Transportation Route

 
 
Little Miami Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
1. Little Miami Railroad Marker
Inscription. (Clermont County Bicentennial logo) Chartered in 1836, the Little Miami Railroad reached Milford in 1841 and Loveland in 1844. It was the first railroad in Clermont County. John Kugler supplied the ties for much of the 6.15 miles of track in Clermont County. In 1860 President-elect Abraham Lincoln rode the train on his way to his inauguration. The railroad played a significant role in the Civil War by carrying troops and supplies to nearby Camp Dennison. On July 14, 1863 General John Morgan and his raiders derailed a train near Miamiville. The fireman was killed and 150 Union recruits captured. The railroad became a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system in 1870. Trains ceased operation in 1962. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources purchased the right-of-way in 1970 and from 1983 to 1999 developed a multi-purpose paved trail from Milford to Xenia.
 
Erected 2003 by Clermont County BiCentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 13.598′ N, 84° 18.618′ W. Marker is in Loveland, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Beech Rd and Little Miami Scenic Trail, on the left when traveling east on Beech Rd. Touch for map. Former RR is now the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 182 Beech Rd, Loveland OH 45140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Little Miami Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
2. Little Miami Railroad Marker
Full view of the marker, beside the trail
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlie Henry Rich (approx. one mile away); Dead Manís Hand (approx. one mile away); Miamiville (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Miamiville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp Dennison (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Dennison (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Promont (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loveland.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Little Miami Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
3. Little Miami Railroad Marker
From across Beech Road
Little Miami Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 8, 2016
4. Little Miami Railroad Marker
Beautiful 4-4-0 woodburner, with name on the tender
Little Miami Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 8, 2016
5. Little Miami Railroad Marker
Old woodcut of the Little Miami Railroad, from Ohio Historical Society (public domain)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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