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Cowan in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cowan Railroad Museum

 
 
Cowan Railroad Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
1. Cowan Railroad Museum Marker
Inscription. Built in 1904, the Cowan Railroad Depot handled travelers bound for Nashville and Chattanooga, as well as Sewanee and the Cumberland Plateau, until it closed in 1971. In 1976 the depot was moved from Tennessee Avenue to its present location, now housing the Cowan Railroad Museum.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 78.)
 
Location. 35° 9.827′ N, 86° 0.63′ W. Marker is in Cowan, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street West (U.S. 41A) and Front Street South, on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Street West. Touch for map. Cowan Railroad Museum is located at 108 Front Street South, Cowan, TN 37318. Marker is located in the Railroad Park surrounding the former Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Cowan TN 37318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passing Through Cowan (a few steps from this marker); Tullahoma Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx.
Cowan Railroad Museum overview image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
2. Cowan Railroad Museum overview
3.2 miles away); Peter Turney (approx. 4.1 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Blind Knight (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mary Sharp College (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cowan.
 
Also see . . .  Cowan Railroad Museum. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. tunnel
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Cowan TN image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 19, 2009
3. Cowan TN
This plaque is in the park adjacent to the Railroad museum.
Cowan Railroad Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
4. Cowan Railroad Museum Marker
The Cowan Depot
Inside the Cowan Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 19, 2009
5. Inside the Cowan Railroad Museum
Cowan Railroad Museum model train setup image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 19, 2009
6. Cowan Railroad Museum model train setup
Cowan Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
7. Cowan Railroad Museum
Cowan Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
8. Cowan Railroad Museum
Franklin County's First Court House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 19, 2009
9. Franklin County's First Court House
1807-1814 In the same park.
Franklin County's First Court House image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
10. Franklin County's First Court House
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
11. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
12. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
13. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
14. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
15. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
16. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
17. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
18. Engine #1, Porter Steam Locomotive #6557, built in 1920
Cowan Railroad Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
19. Cowan Railroad Depot Museum
You can see the track heading towards Cumberland Mountain and the Cumberland Mountain Tunnel.
Cumberland Mountain Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
20. Cumberland Mountain Tunnel
In June 1863, Confederate General Braxton Bragg considered blowing up the tunnel (to slow the Union advance), but there were not enough explosives available.
Historic Cumberland Mountain Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2012
21. Historic Cumberland Mountain Tunnel
Completed in 1852.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,732 times since then and 77 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   7, 8. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   9. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   10. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   17. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   18, 19, 20, 21. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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