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Schenck

Schenck, Schencks or Schenk's Station was a Fairfield Township station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (now CSX). It was located at the present site of the Dixie Highway (Ohio 4) railroad underpass, a few yards north of the St. Clair Avenue intersection. It was named for a land owner, Aaron L. Schenck, who refused to give the CH&D land for its right-of-way unless the railroad built a station there. It was one the deadliest railroad crossings in the county and at times white crosses were placed there as a warning. Peter A. Clair, Hamilton police chief, and his four-year-old daughter were killed at the crossing June 6, 1899, when his horse-drawn buggy was struck by the CH&D's northbound St. Louis Express. In December 1936, thanks to Depression work-relief funds, the highway underpass opened to traffic. The Schenck station was 2.7 miles south of the Hamilton depot and 22.8 miles north of Cincinnati. It was between the Lindenwald (1.2 miles north) and Stockton stations (3.6 miles south).


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