Lehigh Trail Historical

Lehigh Trail Historical (HM1X2D)

Location: Palm Coast, FL 32137 Flagler County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 29.955', W 81° 9.483'

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Due to an unprecedented construction boom after World War II, Lehigh Portland Cement Company expanded its Allentown, Pennsylvania operation. To curtail the cement shortage they opened new plants across the United States, Bunnell, Florida being the location of their south east operation.

In 1952, track was laid creating a rail spur from the cement plant just east of present day Colbert Lane, heading west tying into the Florida East Coast Railway in Bunnell. An average of one hundred and fifty rail cars of cement were transported daily. One lone stack remains today as a sentinel over the land where the plant once stood.

The eastern end of the Lehigh Trail is located in what was once the switchyard for the cement plant. The switchyard was busy enough for the Florida East Coast Railroad to maintain a switch engine on the premises.

After operating since 1952, labor disputes and economic uncertainty forced the Lehigh Cement Company's plant and rail spur to close in 1965.
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HM NumberHM1X2D
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Placed ByFlagler County Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 484680 N 3263310
Decimal Degrees29.49925000, -81.15805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 29.955', W 81° 9.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 29' 57.3" N, 81° 9' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lehigh Trail, Palm Coast FL 32137, US
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