Lake Iola Interurban Site Historical

Lake Iola Interurban Site Historical (HM1VPZ)

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

N 38° 41.762', W 85° 46.432'

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(Side 1)
Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Company organized to build track between Seymour and Sellersburg as part of the interurban line which extended from Indianapolis to Louisville; track completed in 1907. First railway in the country to operate on 1200 volt high tension, direct current system powered by generators at this site.

(Side 2)

Car barn and water tower also built on this site. Artificial lake ~ later named Lake Iola ~ created as water source for power equipment. Indiana Railroad abandoned operation; last train October 31, 1939. Building foundations and some track remain. Land around Lake Iola is now property of Scottsburg, service the city as park and interpretive center.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 606627 N 4283759
Decimal Degrees38.69603333, -85.77386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.762', W 85° 46.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 45.72" N, 85° 46' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bond St, Scottsburg IN 47170, US
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