Marshfield Train Robbery Historical

Marshfield Train Robbery Historical (HM1VML)

Location: Scottsburg, IN 47170 Scott County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.683', W 85° 47.1'

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Side 1One of the earliest U.S. train robberies occurred May 22, 1868 at nearby Marshfield, a refueling and watering stop. Engine and express car were detached from Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad train and abandoned near Seymour. Notorious Reno Gang took U.S. treasury notes and government bonds from Adams Express Company safes in car.Side 2

Indiana~based Reno Gang operated after the Civil War during a period of unemployment and lawlessness. Vigilante organizations continued to be active. Pinkerton National Detective Agency investigated Marshfiled robbery and apprehended several suspects. Before any were tried, members of Reno Gang were lynched by vigilantes.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 605636 N 4285449
Decimal Degrees38.71138333, -85.78500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.683', W 85° 47.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 40.98" N, 85° 47' 6" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1441 US-31, Scottsburg IN 47170, US
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