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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union City Junction

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. Union City Junction Marker
Inscription.  Union City started as a railroad town :General George Washington Gibbs received 5,000 acres from Martin Armstrong, of North Carolina, in 1829 in exchange for Gibbs' legal services.

A charter was received to build tracks from Nashville to Mississippi River. General Gibbs had the charter amended so the line would end on his property. On February 22, 1854, Gibbs established a town and intended to name it Junction City because it stood where two railroads met. Another town had already claimed the name, so Gibbs named his town Union City.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1854.
 
Location. 36° 26.23′ N, 89° 4.16′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Marker is near the Railroad Depot in Discovery Park of America. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Depot (a few steps from this marker); The Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hobbs Drug Store (within

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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
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shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prometheus (about 300 feet away); Ayn Rand 1905-1982 (about 300 feet away); The Barber Shop (about 300 feet away); The Confederate States of America (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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