Barn Hill Township Map
Wayne County Historical Society
Northeast corner of Main and railroad
Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.28444097,-88.36558001
Barnhill was located in Barnhill Township at milepost 47. Although the train stopped at Barnhill a depot was never built by the railroad. There was a store that served the function of a depot and a second track along the area. The Ohio & Mississippi Railroad did not keep the pledge to build two depots in Barnhill Township so the citizens rescinded their contribution of funds for the effort.
On March 31, 1913, rail service from Flora to Shawneetown was stopped at Barnhill because of flood waters south to Shawneetown. Telegraph communications were lost to Shawneetown but remain connected to Duncan north of Shawneetown.
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) 01 Apr 1913, Tue • Page 3
Barnhill maps and information from Judith Puckett, Wayne County Historical Society
History of Wayne and Clay Counties Illinois, Globe Publishing Co, 183 Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 1884, p 201
1938 Barnhill Aerial View
Barnhill, Illinois B&O Depot