B&O Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 20.414 W 080° 00.996
17S E 584745 N 4354994
Quick Description: A sign telling about connecting Baltimore to the Ohio River, by railway.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2020 11:26:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM12ZAA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
B&O Railroad

Chartered 1827 to connect Baltimore to the Ohio River, the railway was completed to Wheeling in 1852. Used to move Union troops and supplies during the Civil War, its strategic importance made the B&O the target of destructive Confederate attacks. Postwar periods of prosperity were hampered by over expansion. Rising debt led to a merger with the C&O Railroad in the late 20th century.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: B&O Railroad

Marker Location: East Main Street

County or Independent City: Grafton

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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