Lafayette County's First Railroad

Lafayette County's First Railroad (HM2LBL)

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N 39° 4.789', W 93° 42.934'

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In March 1872 Harvey Higgins deeded this two block strip of land to the Lexington and St. Louis Railroad stipulating that a depot be built here. The railroad was the first in the county and its depot was the nucleus of Higginsville. In 1880 the railroad became the Missouri Pacific. It spurred the growth of this area and all of Lafayette County. The railroad tracks and the depot were razed in the 1980's. A quitclaim deed was granted to the Society in 1991 so that the site could be marked as historic.
Placed ByLafayette County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 438107 N 4325877
Decimal Degrees39.07981667, -93.71556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.789', W 93° 42.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 47.34" N, 93° 42' 56.04" W
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