SHELBY COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Anna 514 West Main (SR 119)
(GPS: 40.395277,-84.182611)
P Private ???? None Wood
Jackson Center Baker Road south of St. Paris Pike in Springfield, Clark Co.
(GPS: 39.97571,-83.845704)
C Private 1893 None Wood
Sidney 900 Chestnut Avenue at Lincoln Street
(GPS: 40.274148,-84.160691)
C Society 1923 In Use Brick  
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Botkins This station was on the south side of West State Street (formerly Railroad Street) on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.467654,-84.185341).
Dawson The station was on the north side of the tracks north of County Highway 25 (GPS: 40.26175,-84.317633).
Hardin  
Houston Also known as North Houston, the station was on the north side of the tracks a bit west of where SR-66 is today (GPS: 40.254983,-84.337226).
Kirkwood Torn down in 1993 and the wood was burned. The station was located just a few houses from the CSX right-of-way. This building was given to the station agent upon his retirement in 1954 and moved to his yard a few doors west of the railroad.
Maplewood This station was on the south side of Maplewood Road (CR-36) on the west side of the tracks (GPS: 40.376093,-84.02428).
Pemberton The station was on the east side of Main Street on the south side of the tracks (GPS: 40.293455,-84.033469).
Russia The station was near the corner of Lynn and Cordonnier Streets on the south side of the tracks (GPS: 40.235672,-84.410115).
Sidney The Bellefontaine and Indianapolis RR (later the CCC&I, later still part of the CCC&ST.L) was completed through Shelby Co. in July 1853. The station was constructed around that same time. It sat on the south side of West North Street between Walnut and West Avenues (GPS: 40.286564,-84.159007). The "old main" made a significant descent into the Great Miami River valley and was relocated south of Sidney during 1922-1925. The old depot was subsequently retired and removed sometime after 1924. After the cut off was complete, the line east of downtown was abandoned, and trains called at the newly-built passenger station which exists today.
Sidney This freight station was at West North Street & Northwest Avenue (GPS: 40.287326,-84.158471). It sat vacant for many years before being torn down in late 2015/early 2016.
Sidney The passenger station was on the north side of West Court Street on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.284551,-84.161593) and the freight station was south of West Court Street, also on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.283986,-84.161453).
Sidney This new passenger station was built to replace the original D&M station around 1900. It was built in the same location.
Swanders This station was on the north side of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road (CR-27) on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.360298,-84.17495).
1898 SHELBY COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Anna (CH&D) - Has been a private residence since 1952. The owner said it had huge wooden beams in the attic and basement that made the station part of the residence much stronger than the addition. The current owners moved into the house in 1952, and said the structure had been occupied for six months prior by a renter. Given this information, I'm guessing the structure was moved in 1951, added on, and opened for residency in 1952. --Daniel Meckstroth The original location of the station was on the north side fo Main Street on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 40.395208,-84.178319).

Jackson Center (Ohio Southern) - This station was moved from Jackson Center by a private individual in the 1970s. It was restored and maintained in near original condition some 40 miles from its prior location. It features the distinctive 1920 style of Henry Ford when he owned the D T & I railroad and selected gray as the station color and with large signs. A very good example of Ford influence on the railroads under his ownership in that era. - Scott Trostel. The original location of the station was on the north side of College Street on the west side of the tracks (GPS: 40.440803,-84.037337).