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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Indiana's First Railroad

Location: In Storage/Undergoing Repair.  SR 44 between E. Broadway & McLane Streets, east of downtown Shelbyville. (Shelby County, Indiana) 

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.