Railroad: Detroit, Hillsdale & South Western Railroad Company, The

Detroit Hillsdale & IndianaDetroit Hillsdale & South WesternLake Shore & Michigan Southern

Reorganized: 1875

Became: LS&MS in 1881. Then Michigan Central in 1961 and cut back to Bridgewater.

Reference: [MRRC]


May 27, 1880. Extension of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad Friday, it was resolved to extend the road from Bankers to LaGrange, Ind., forty-two miles, the present summer and fall. The road will pass at or neear Hall's Corners, Branch Co.; Orland, Ind., and other points. A meeting is called in LaGrange where the citizens of that place and vicinity will meet the officers of the road, and discuss the matter of aid in the extension.

This is a grand opportunity for another outlet from Hillsdale west, and the citizens of Hillsdale should not let it pass unheeded. Aid and encouragement to this extension at this time would be of great importance to our city. - Hillsdale Standard via [DFP].  [Note: This extension was never built. The line ended at Bankers, which is southwest of Hillsdale. The portion of the line between Hillsdale and Bankers was transferred to the Lake Shore Fort Wayne-Jackson branch],