Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Bemberg Station / Port Rayon
Source: John R. Waite, The Blue Ridge Stemwinder (2003)
--Department of Appalachian Studies, East Tennessee State University
• A locomotive passes the water tower that was located just east of Bemberg Station. (ETSU Archives of Appalachia, Cy Crumley Collection)
• A postcard, probably from the 1940s. Note Bemberg Station at bottom right. (ETSU Archives of Appalachia, Ridley Wills East Tennessee Postcard Collection)
• The remaining portion of the Bemberg factory today. (ETSU Dept. of Appalachian Studies)
Erected by The Tweetsie Trail and East Tennessee State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World II.
Location. 36° 20.891′ N, 82° 14.488′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) 0.1 miles east of Hudson Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the Tweetsie Trail, on the north side of the Elizabethton High School Stadium grounds. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bemberg Water Tower (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Transylvania Purchase (approx. 0.6 miles away); Watauga Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 0.7 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
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1. Bemberg and North American Rayon Corporation. The northern skyline along West Elk Avenue in Elizabethton is outlined with the smoke stack and empty shell that represents Carter County's largest employer ever. The decision to build a manufacturing facility in Elizabethton was finalized sometime around 1925. In October of 1926, American Bemberg began the manufacture of what was called "artificial silk," which was also known as rayon. (Submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. North American Rayon Corporation and American Bemberg Corporation(Submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.