Maps A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States.

Format Maps
Contributors McBean, William
Dates 1850
Location Middle West
United States
Language English
Subjects Illinois Central Railroad Company
Maps
Middle West
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company
New Orleans and Ohio Railroad
Railroads
United States
Title
A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States.
Summary
The map covers an area from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi delta, and from Columbus, Ohio, to Little Rock, Ark. It shows Ft. Massac and "Capitol City" in southern Illinois and northern Kentucky as sites selected by the U.S. for the "Western Armory," and the probable future site for the seat of government of the United States or Western District of Columbia. Chartered January 9, 1852.
Contributor Names
McBean, William.
Created / Published
New Orleans, 1850.
Subject Headings
-  New Orleans and Ohio Railroad
-  Illinois Central Railroad Company--Maps
-  Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company--Maps
-  Railroads--Middle West--Maps
-  United States--Middle West
Notes
-  Scale ca. 1:15,000,000.
-  LC Railroad maps, 474
-  Description derived from published bibliography.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Medium
map 45 x 28 cm.
Call Number
G4041.P3 1850 .M35
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g4041p rr004740 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4041p.rr004740
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98688725
http://lccn.loc.gov/98688725


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