Lawrenceburgh (HMEJZ)

Location: Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Dearborn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.551', W 84° 50.843'

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First in New Modes of Transportation

Lawrenceburgh First in New Modes of Transportation

1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance
Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans Markets. The "Kaintucks" walked back to the Ohio Valley through hostile Indian Territory.

1832 - - George H. Dunn, Whig congressman from Lawrenceburgconvinced the state to charter Indiana's first railroad.

1834 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. was begun in Shelbyville to connect to Ohio River transportation.

1835 - - Lawrenceburgh's portion of the line is dedicated before acrowd of 5,000 but the entire line is not completed due to 1838 - 1839 financial disaster.

1848 - - Ohio and Mississippi R. R. Connecting Cincinnati and St. Louis is begun.

1852 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. Is reorganized as the Indianapolis and Cincinnati R. R.; a locomotive is delivered by boat to Lawrenceburgh in Sept. East and West sections of the line are joined in Shelbyville.

1857 - - The O&M R. R. Becomes the earliest B&O controlled line in Indiana.

1861 - - President elect Abraham Lincoln addressed the townspeople from his inaugural train behind this hotel.

1900 - - The Cincinnati, Lawrenceburgh and Aurora Electric Street Railroad Company reversed direction at this intersection.

Historic Lawrenceburg ͂͂ Greendale Foundation
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series
Placed ByGreendale Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686164 N 4329249
Decimal Degrees39.09251667, -84.84738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.551', W 84° 50.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 33.06" N, 84° 50' 50.58" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 48-98 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg IN 47025, US
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