Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad

Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (HMIH1)

Location: Ottawa Lake, MI 49267 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 45.843', W 83° 44.939'

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On April 22, 1833, the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad was granted a charter by the Legislature of the Territory of Michigan and was built and in operation a year before Michigan was a state. It was to connect Toledo (then called Port Lawrence and considered to be in Michigan) with the Kalamazoo River.

By November 2, 1836, cars drawn by two horses hitched tandem and changed every 4 miles made regular trips from Port Lawrence to Adrian. Early in July, 1837 the Adrian No. 1, a steam locomotive, began the run. This was the first railroad and the first steam locomotive west of the Alleghany Mountains.
HM NumberHMIH1
Series This marker is part of the Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad series
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271486 N 4627232
Decimal Degrees41.76405000, -83.74898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.843', W 83° 44.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 50.58" N, 83° 44' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)734, 517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8452-8468 Brown St, Ottawa Lake MI 49267, US
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