Ridgway, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 11.4

B&O Ridgway Depot

B&O Ridgway Depot

Duane Carrell, B & O Historical Society

Ridgway Township

Gallatin County

Southwest corner of Edwards and Baltimore St.

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.798994,-88.26194096

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The village or Ridgway was named for Thomas S. Ridgway from Shawneetown. Mr. Ridgway was president of the Shawneetown Branch of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad when the railway was built from Shawneetown to Beardstown. Ridgway is known for farming, specifically popcorn. The depot was located in the middle of town.

History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois, The Goodspeed Publishing, Co., 1887. pp. 51, 118

Ridgway Map

1938 Ridgway Aerial View

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Ridgway Track Map

Eldorado Library

Ridgway Aerial View

USGS Earth Explorer

1937 flood, B & O supply train at Ridgway

Photo from LCDR Arthur Pieper Collection donated to Shawneetown Library

Springfield & Illinois Southeastern Railway Construction Near Ridgway

Ridgway Our Town, Lucille Lawler

Ridgway, Illinois B and O Depot 1974