The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway

 Name: Hunt City or Hunt, Illinois(elevation 529') - Telegraph: UN
 Mile Post:  62.3
 Previous Station:  Yale
 Next Station:  Willow Hill
 Description:  Never heard of Hunt City?  Perhaps you've heard of actor/singer Burl Ives who was born here in 1909 and is buried a few miles away.  Hunt City was started in August of 1872 and platted in 1881.  Almost all of Hunt City was destroyed by a fire on November 23rd, 1880.
 Photos:  Right of Way
 Date Reached:  By July 14th, 1880.
 Track Status:  Removed 1919.
 RR Facilities:

 Bridge (Pratt?) - approximately 50 in length - over creek - (shown here in 1903)
 Car House - (shown here in 1903)
 Corn Crib - (shown here in 1903)
 Depot - cinder platform - (shown here in 1903)
 Grain Barn - (shown here in 1903)

 Livestock Pen - (shown here in 1903)
 Siding - approximately 700 in length - (shown here in 1903)
 Scale - proposed September, 1903

 Customers:

 Thos Money Hey Barn - (shown here in 1903)
 Old Mill - (shown here, but not served, in 1903)

 Last Updated:  02/24/2017

 

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