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Indiana's First Railroad

Indiana's First Railroad

Location: Southwest intersection of SR 44 (Broadway St.) and Hendricks St., east of downtown Shelbyville (Shelby County, Indiana) 46176

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 73.1966.2


An experimental two mile road was completed to this point on July 4, 1834. A horse-drawn car carried Hoosiers on a railroad for the first time.