Building at junction served as hotel

Just to the north of Milford in Kosciusko County is the small, unincorporated community of Milford Junction. As the name implies, it is at a junction of two railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern. At one time in the long ago past, Milford Junction had a post office, grocery store and a few other businesses, including a hotel. Shown in the photo is the building which once served as the hotel on North Street by what is now the rail line for Norfolk Southern. In the days of passenger trains, a junction would have been quite a busy place. There was a railroad depot nearby (the Winona Interurban Railway line also came through this area). A hotel would have naturally had quite a bit of business from people traveling on the railways. I’ve read about this hotel in old Milford newspaper articles. It is referenced several times in newspaper articles. I can’t say when it was built with any reasonable accuracy but I would guess prior to 1900. Today it is a private residence or possibly apartments.

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Former hotel at Milford Junction, north of Milford.

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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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