B&O Omaha Depot, 1913
Southeast corner of Harrel Ave. and 1st St.
Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.891030,-88.300234
Omaha was also a farming community. The name Omaha was suggested by the St. Louis & Southeastern Railroad's first baggage-master that had held the same position in Omaha, Nebraska. My cousins Carrie and Ralph helped identify the location of the former depot. Andy Pritchett stated that there was a staging area south of Omaha where farmers could load cattle onto train cars but no more information is available.
According to The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Woodstock, Illinois, on February 4, 1937, water at the Omaha depot was up to the eaves of the structure.
History of White County, Illinois, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1883, p 958
1938 Omaha Aerial View
Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs
Omaha Topographical Map
Omaha Aerial Photo
Omaha Illinois Baltmore and Ohio Depot 1907
Locomotive moves through flood waters at Omaha, 1913
Omaha History file by Marie Blackard
Norris City News, May 27, 1971
Norris City Library
Omaha Industries 1973
Prairie Trunk, PARY 475
Omaha, IL 8/3/1983
Courtesy of Richard Kundert