Map of part of the State of Indiana through which the New Albany and Mount Carmel Rail Road will pass


Detailed map of a short lived railway bisecting southern Indiana.

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This early railroad survey shows the proposed route for the New Albany and Mount Carmel Railroad, which was organized to cross Indiana between the two eponymous towns. Red lines indicate a six mile range on either side, while the numbers within each township reflect acreage sold within – presumably as part of a government grant or bond issue.

Although little detail is provided on the surrounding area apart from waterways and a few scattered towns, the geographic situation between the Wabash and Ohio Rivers clearly shows the potential benefit of a rail line between the two. Engraved by W.J. Stone and issued to the 3rd Session of the 25th Congress as part of Senate Document Number 49.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1838

Author: Government Printing Office

Sheet Width (in): 25.40

Sheet Height (in): 8.80

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Moderate creasing and slight discoloration along fold lines and faintly toned from age, otherwise in near fine condition.


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