The Interurban Depot

The Interurban Depot (HML00)

Location: Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Franklin County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.556', W 82° 48.38'

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Erected in 1905 by the Scioto Valley Traction Company, this station served as a terminal for passenger and freight service as part of an electric railway that connected Canal Winchester with neighboring towns in central Ohio. Known as the interurban, its arrival signaled the end of the gaslight era in the village. Regular service was maintained from 1904-1930 when improved roads and affordable automobiles rendered the system obsolete.
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This historical marker stands in the original path of the interurban track that once ran parallel to the station along the north side of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Direct current from the "third rail" provided power to the interurban trolley cars to achieve speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Passengers could purchase a ticket to ride from here south to Lancaster or north to Columbus via Obetz Junction where a transfer could take travelers southwest as far as Chillicothe.
Details
HM NumberHML00
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number108-25
Year Placed2010
Placed ByVillage of Canal Winchester and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 345453 N 4411848
Decimal Degrees39.84260000, -82.80633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.556', W 82° 48.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 33.36" N, 82° 48' 22.80" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 S High St, Canal Winchester OH 43110, US
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