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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tates Crossing Flag Station

 
 
Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 23, 2017
1. Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker
Inscription.  This Train Flag Station was in use at Tates Crossing near Mt. Juliet, Tennessee from 1870 until 1935. During this 65 years it was owned by two different railroads, The Tennessee and Pacific Railroad and the Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad. In 1992, Dean Robinson gave the Tates Crossing Flag Station to the West Wilson Historical Society. The Flag Station was restored by N. C. Hibbett, Thebart, Evelyn and Jimmy Powell. This took a total of 417 hours of labor. It is the only known station still in existence in the Middle Tennessee area. This Flag Station was closed down because a new railroad was built right beside it that went a farther distance. The old railroad was removed and is now a street called Division Street or Old Railroad Bed Road. The West Wilson Historical Society donated the Flag Station to Fiddlers Grove in 1998.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 36° 11.938′ N, 86° 16.537′ 
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W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from East Baddour Parkway. Located in Fiddler's Grove Historic Village James E Ward Center Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheeler School (here, next to this marker); Tuckers Gap Depot (here, next to this marker); The Civil War In Lebanon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.C. Wharton Market (about 600 feet away); Dedman's Store (about 600 feet away); Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office (about 600 feet away); James E. Ward (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forbes Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 23, 2017
2. Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker
Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 23, 2017
3. Tates Crossing Flag Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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