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History of Madison, Indiana, USA

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Madison, Indiana, USA

Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, USA

Indiana's first major railroad line linked Madison and Indianapolis and was completed in 1847.

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  • 1836 - Madison - Madison & Indianapolis Railroad
    Indiana's first railroad, the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, was built there from 1836 to 1847. Chartered in 1832 by the Indiana State Legislature a...Read MORE...


  • News 1844 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    A melancholy accident occurred at Madison, Indiana, on the 28th of March, which is thus described in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicl...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Madison
    Madison, a flourishing city and river port of Indiana, and seat of justice of Jefferson county, on the Ohio river, 90 miles below Cincinnati. 44 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - PROBABLY FATAL ACCIDENT
    A farmer named John BONNETT met with a severe accident on the Canaan Road, about four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. BONNETT was sitting in the rear ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 -Madison
    Madison, a city of Indiana, the capital of Jefferson co., is pleasantly situated on the Ohio River, 88 miles be low Cincinnati, and 45 miles above Lou...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - FOUND DROWNED. SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER. Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat.
    A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river n...Read MORE...


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    Bird's Eye View of Madison, Ind.
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  • Madison, Indiana, USA
    Through the Hills, Madison, Ind.
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  • 1906
    Madison, a city of Indiana, the capital of Jefferson co., is pleasantly situated on the Ohio River and on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. L...Read MORE...


  • Madison, Indiana, USA
    Inclined Plane, Madison, Ind.

    "...The inclined plane at Madison is the steepest grade on a line haul in the world, and is one of the steepest standard gauge railroad grades ever built." beta.worldcat.org Indiana Historical Society - Smith... Read MORE...

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  • 1937 - January 1937 Flood
    Hardly a day went by that January that didn’t bring rain, and lots of it. On the thirteenth of January the river stood at 36.7 feet. Two days later it...Read MORE...




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Bird's Eye View of Madison, Ind.
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Through the Hills, Madison, Ind.
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Inclined Plane, Madison, Ind.

"...The inclined plane at Madison is the steepest grade on a line haul in the world, and is one of the steepest standard gauge railroad grades ever built." beta.worldcat.org Indiana Historical Society - Smith... Read MORE...

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  • 1836 - Madison - Madison & Indianapolis Railroad
    Indiana's first railroad, the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, was built there from 1836 to 1847. Chartered in 1832 by the Indiana State Legislature... Read MORE...

  • News  1844 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    A melancholy accident occurred at Madison, Indiana, on the 28th of March, which is thus described in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Madison
    Madison, a flourishing city and river port of Indiana, and seat of justice of Jefferson county, on the Ohio river, 90 miles below Cincinnati. 44... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - PROBABLY FATAL ACCIDENT
    A farmer named John BONNETT met with a severe accident on the Canaan Road, about four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. BONNETT was sitting in the rear ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 -Madison
    Madison, a city of Indiana, the capital of Jefferson co., is pleasantly situated on the Ohio River, 88 miles be low Cincinnati, and 45 miles above... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - FOUND DROWNED. SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER. Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat.
    A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Madison, a city of Indiana, the capital of Jefferson co., is pleasantly situated on the Ohio River and on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St.... Read MORE...

  • 1937 - January 1937 Flood
    Hardly a day went by that January that didn’t bring rain, and lots of it. On the thirteenth of January the river stood at 36.7 feet. Two days later... Read MORE...

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