Those Old Train Stations: Scottsburg, Indiana

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Old Train Station, Scottsburg, Indiana

The town of Scottsburg is a town in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is not a town that is a tourist hotspot, and you are not going to read about the town in travel magazines. What is special about this town, located 30 miles (48 Kilometers) north of Louisville, Kentucky, it was a town that not only grew around the railroad, but it is also named after a railroad official named Horace Scott. The Jeffersonville Railroad came to Scottsburg in 1852, the town grew. A train station was built.

The train station was built in 1872 as a passenger and freight station which was common in smaller towns. There were separate waiting rooms: one waiting room for the men and a different waiting room for the women. It was an active train station until the early 1950’s. The depot was…

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