Casey Jones

Casey Jones (HMC3W)

Location: Fulton, KY 42041 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 33.343', W 89° 1.945'

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In this community,
the famous locomotive engineer
John Luther Jones,
(Alias Casey Jones)
spent his boyhood days.

Casey's many record feats as locomotive engineer engrossed him deeply in the hearts of his fellow workers. On the morning of April 30th 1900, while running the Illinois Central fast mail train no.1 "the cannon ball" and by no fault of his, his engine bolted through three freight cars at Vaughn, Miss.

Casey died with his hand clenched to the break helve and his was the only life lost.

Famous for bravery and courage, the name of Casey Jones lives deeply set into the hearts of American people in both tradition and song. It can be truthfully said of him, "greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Erected by the Admirers of Casey Jones July 9th, 1938
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HM NumberHMC3W
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Year Placed1938
Placed ByAdmirers of Casey Jones
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 318105 N 4047510
Decimal Degrees36.55571667, -89.03241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.343', W 89° 1.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 20.58" N, 89° 1' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 86 Cayce School Rd, Fulton KY 42041, US
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