Historical marker #1350 – Louisville and Nashville Railroad


The first track for the L&N Railroad was laid in 1855 and the first train ran in August of the same year. The first passenger train going from Louisville to Nashville took place in 1859. During the Civil War the L&N was the Western theatre’s only north-south supply route. Generals Grant and Sherman both used this railroad to move troops north-south throughout the Western theatre and the South.



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