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Madison and Indianapolis Railroad

Location: 204 Railroad Road between 2nd & 3rd Streets on grassy median, Elizabethtown. (Bartholomew County, Indiana)

Erected 1999 Indiana Historical Bureau and Joseph Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

ID# : 03.1999.1

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Mandated by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, construction began in Madison 1836. Completed along this site 1843; Elizabethtown platted 1845 as a result of the railroad. Completed to Indianapolis 1847. Linked Ohio River and interior of state.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor