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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot

 
 
East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1891 as a union depot for the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad (nicknamed “Tweetsie”) and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, the building served as a passenger railway terminal until 1940. From 1912 until 1930, it served ET & WNC only. The narrow gauge ET & WNC Railroad was a construction marvel along its mountainous 60-mile route between Johnson City, Tennessee and Boone, North Carolina.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 134.)
 
Location. 36° 18.89′ N, 82° 21.175′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Buffalo Street near State of Franklin Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Buffalo Street, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson City (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. ¼ mile away); Science Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School
Wide view of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker
The CC&O Depot (1909) stands in the background.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langston High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the ET & WNC Depot (most recently a whitewashed building, housing a tire store) • Can you help?
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