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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bemberg Water Tower

 
 
Bemberg Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. Bemberg Water Tower Marker
Inscription.  These concrete footings held the Bemberg Water Tower which supplied water to the ET&WNC (Tweetsie) steam engines in the early 1900s.

Project funded by www.cartercountyhistory.com website
and the alumni of the 2014-2015 Carter County Adult Leadership program.
Cross ties provided by Big Johns Closeouts.

 
Location. 36° 20.927′ N, 82° 14.402′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) west of Bemberg Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the Tweetsie Trail, on the north side of the Elizabethton High School parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bemberg Station / Port Rayon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transylvania Purchase (approx. 0.7 miles away); Watauga Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Bemberg Water Tower Marker • wide view<br>(<i>water tower footings beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Bemberg Water Tower Marker • wide view
(water tower footings beside marker)
Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duffield Academy (approx. 1 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bemberg Station, Elizabethton, Tennessee
 
Also see . . .  ET&WNC "Tweetsie" Railroad. Beginning in the 1880s, the narrow gauge engine known as the "Tweetsie" ran on East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (a.k.a. the "ET&WNC" ) between Johnson City and passing through Elizabethton before climbing into the Blue Ridge Mountains, eventually connecting to Boone, North Carolina in 1916. If you look today when you drive by, you can still see the foundation of the water tower between Elk Avenue and the Elizabethton High School parking lot. (Submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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