“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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It is all of the Eastern Kentucky Railway Historical Markers
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
E.K. Railway Marker
1Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1178 — E. K. Railway
A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Kentucky Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' . . . Map (db m73781) HM
2Kentucky, Greenup County, Argillite — 1978 — E. K. Railway
Development of this area’s rich coal, iron, and timber resources began in 1867 when Eastern Kentucky Railway laid track from the Ohio River to Argillite. But after years of operating losses, the railroad went into receivership in 1919, and the work . . . Map (db m126331) HM
3Kentucky, Greenup County, Hunnewell — 2163 — E. K. Railway – Hunnewell
Development of Greenup’s iron resources in the mid-1800s relied heavily on the E. K. Railway and its extension near the Greenup furnace. The furnace and the new town that developed near it were renamed Hunnewell in honor of businessman Walter . . . Map (db m126269) HM
4Kentucky, Carter County, Grayson — 1596 — Eastern Kentucky Railway
E. K. Railway purchased 25,000 acres of land in Little Sandy Valley at close of the Civil War. Tracks laid to this site June 10, 1871. Grayson was location of depot and repair shops. Stinson Branch was laid, 1893, with more straight track . . . Map (db m144463) HM
5Kentucky, Carter County, Hitchins — 2246 — Eastern Kentucky RailwayHitchins
Here the EK had a junction with the Elizabethtown, Lexington & Big Sandy Railway that connected with the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway in Denton. January 1882 both would become part of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. The EK and C&O shared a depot . . . Map (db m145351) HM
6Kentucky, Carter County, Willard — 2301 — Eastern Kentucky RailwayWillard
In 1873, line was extended from Grayson to Willard. Located here were a turntable, water tower, railroad scales, & engine house. Near-by, the Lick Branch & Lost Creek spurs, as well as EK coal mines and coal camp existed. In 1892, an angry . . . Map (db m145353) HM
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7Kentucky, Lawrence County, Webbville — 2056 — Eastern Kentucky Railway
This site became the railhead of E. K. Railway when 1.77 miles of track was laid from Willard, 1889, completing 36 miles of track from Riverton. The extension from Willard to Webbville was made primarily to provide an outlet for forest . . . Map (db m145487) HM
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