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Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad collection circa 1905

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L204 (Text) 00000106297161 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/03/21 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/21 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes survey maps (one starting in Madison, Indiana (the other starting in Columbus, Indiana) and a profile map of the railroad from railroad staff in Indiana ranging from circa 1905 regarding the railroad's elevation, landmarks, stations, etc.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Madison, Indianapolis and Lafayette Railroad Company was chartered in 1832, only completing engineering surveys. It then became the the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, the first in Indiana, incorporated in 1836, when Indiana legislators mandated it as part of the Internal Improvement Act. Construction began in Madison, Indiana and was completed to Indianapolis in 1847. Its importance was in linking the Ohio River to the interior of the state, including the state capitol. Initially owned by the state, it was later sold and had to compete with other railroads.In January 1854 it consolidated with the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad Company but a court injunction terminated the merged in September 1854. Reorganized from bankruptcy in 1866 as the Indianapolis and Madison Railroad, which then merged with the Jeffersonville Railroad on April 30, 1866, becoming the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Company. The line then became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system in 1869.Sources:"Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad. Wikipedia. Retrieved 2016/03/21].,_Madison_and_Indianapolis_Railroad"Madison and Indianapolis Railroad". Retrieved 2016/03/21. https://secure, "Madison & Indianapolis Railroad". Retrieved 2016/03/21."Madison and Indianapolis Railroad". Jefferson County Historical Society: Railroad History. Retrieved 2016/03/21."The Madison and Indianapolis Railroad". Retrieved 2016/03/21."Madison Railroad Incline Cut". Retrieved 2016/03/21.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from James S. Snyder on 1980/01/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Railroad companies > Maps.
Columbus (Ind.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Jeffersonville (Ind.)
Madison (Ind.)

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