Lawler, IL

L&N Railroad

Milepost: 414.56

L&N Lawler Depot

1938 Lawler Aerial Photo

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs 1938

Equality Township

Saline County

St. Louis and Southeastern Milepost: 29

Northeast corner of intersection with Route 1 and the railroad

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.7282731067,-88.285081386

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Lawler Station service began on January 15, 1871. The rail traversed land owned by a former Civil War General Michael Lawler. The stop was 200 yards south of the Lawler family home and across from the Old Guineaville coal mining settlement. The railroad built a depot and 3 company houses at Lawler. Southwest from the railroad depot were fifty-one houses for the workers of the Hickory Hill mine. When the mine shutdown, the depot was moved and the train no longer stopped at Lawler.

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Map of Lawler Station