Property boundary marker

Now used by Norfolk Southern, the railway line running north and south through New Paris in Elkhart County was once known as the Big Four, or the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. It was acquired by New York Central in 1906 and operated as a separate entity until 1922. Shown here is a photo of one of the old property boundary markers for the railroad with the abbreviation commonly used for the Big Four. Several of the markers can be seen at various points along the rail line.

Boundary marker

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My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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2 Responses to Property boundary marker

  1. Jamie Brewer says:

    I recently acquired one of these markers on E-bay. It was located in Franklin, TN. I installed it in the corner of my front yard so I can tell people of the new railway line coming through the historic district of Tuscaloosa,, AL!!!

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