Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad

Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (HM8YU)

Location: Urbana, OH 43078 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.502', W 83° 45.496'

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The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Company was chartered by the State of Ohio in January 1832 to connect west central Ohio with northern Ohio and Lake Erie. It was the first company to be incorporated for railroad purposes in the state. Construction started in Sandusky in 1835. By June 1849, the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad was completed to Springfield. Through a series of mergers, the railroad became known as the Big Four Railroad in 1890. It came under control of the New York Central Railroad in 1905. As the railroad industry consolidated, ownership transferred from New York Central to Penn Central and then to Conrail. In 1994, the West Central Ohio Port Authority, a special purpose district established by the boards of county commissioners of Champaign, Clark, and Fayette counties, acquired the railroad track to ensure that freight service would continue.
HM NumberHM8YU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number26-11
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWest Central Ohio Port Authority and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 264912 N 4443432
Decimal Degrees40.10836667, -83.75826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.502', W 83° 45.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 30.12" N, 83° 45' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 535-599 Miami St, Urbana OH 43078, US
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