New Shawneetown L & N Depot 1969
Courtesy of Ghosts of Old Shawneetown Facebook Group
Gold Hill Township
St. Louis and Southeastern Milepost: 37
Southeast corner of Edison St. and railroad intersection
Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.713081,-88.187586
In 1937, the midwest experienced a devastating flood. For Shawneetown, it was one of several in a line of tragic episodes including 1883, 1898, and 1913. New Shawneetown was established and most of the residences and businesses relocated. The old depot was moved in the late 1950's and was converted to a residence.
The L & N schedules show the new town as New Shawneetown and the old one as Shawneetown. A small building for the L & N was constructed at New Shawneetown in the 1950s.
Google maps labels the new town Shawneetown and the old one as as Old Shawneetown.
The 1938 aerial photo shows a spur off the main line and some large buildings.
1938 New Shawneetown Aerial View
L & N depot not built
Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs
New Shawneetown Growing after 1937 Flood
New Shawneetown L & N Depot with 59 Impala
1960 L&N Depot at New Shawneetown
SIU Morris Library Special Collections
Former Site of L & N Depot New Shawneetown 2018
1949 New High School materials moved along railroad in New Shawneetown