1878-1880Granville T. Woods was a pivotal African American inventor during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wood invention of a telegraph device enabled railway companies to know the location of each of their trains. This new technology greatly enhanced train scheduling and reduced the frequent of fatal collisions throughout the railway industry. From 1878 through 1880 Woods was a railroad locomotive engineer employed by the Springfield, Jackson and Pomeroy Railroad Company and later by the Dayton and Southeastern Railroad. With frequent stops in Washington Courthouse and extensive leisure time, Woods learned telegraphy from a local telegraph operator.
|Placed By||Fayette County Travel and Tourism and The Ohio Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 289795 N 4379516|
|Decimal Degrees||39.53960000, -83.44608333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.376', W 83° 26.765'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 22.56" N, 83° 26' 45.9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500 Millikan Ave, Washington Court House OH 43160, US|
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