|Altitude:||53 m (174 ft)|
|Present Day Details|
|Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway|
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places of interest during the British period
Ahmadabad, to the north-west of Baroda, was the headquarters of Ahmadabad District in Bombay Province during the British period. It was the second largest city in the Presidency of Bombay. It is now the largest city in the state of Gujarat.
There was a cantonment, located 3½ miles north of the city.
Modern name: Ahmedabad
Family Search has a series of images "India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012" with details in this FamilySearch Research Wiki page. Some of the records are in the Hindi and Gujarati languages, but there are some records in English, as evidenced by one of the sample records shown. It is probable that most of the older records, where they exist, are in English. A further example is this page of 1856 deaths at Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad was the northern end of the original section of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway which ran south via Baroda to Surat. By 1905, two metre gauge branch lines also originated at Ahmedabad.
- Ahmadabad Imperial Gazetteer
Historical books online
- Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government: Volume V New Series: Report on the Collectorate of Ahmedabad by E G Fawcett 1854 Google Books.
- Architecture at Ahmedabad, the Capital of Goozerat Text by Sir Theodore Cracraft Hope, James Fergusson. Photographed by Colonel Biggs, RA 1866 Google Books