Reed’s Station was near Warsaw

I like to look at old maps and sometimes when I do, I notice things that may not be so common. For example, I noticed “Reed’s Station” on a 1914 Kosciusko County Atlas. It was shown in Wayne Township, south of Warsaw along what was then the Big Four Railroad (since then it has been renamed New York Central and later Norfolk Southern, what it is now). More specifically, the location would have been east of what is now State Road 15 along what is now County Road 350 South. It is my understanding from what I have learned about the history of railroads, sometimes a “station” did not actually mean a train stop. It could have been just a track siding or maybe there was a small structure or building of some type. And there may not necessarily have been a railroad worker stationed there. Also, Reed’s Station may have been named after a railroad employee or a train engineer. I’m not really sure what kind of railroad operation there may have been at Reed’s Station. As you can see from the photo, there is really no indication any building once existed there such as a foundation or something similar.

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Location of Reed’s Station near Warsaw.


About historynut11

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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