Andrews in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harold H. Hall
In 1943 he became a telegrapher for the Southern Railway in Nantahala. Starting a 44-year railroading career that took him from the lowest ranks to the top of the company, the presidency, in 1979.
He was a primary force behind the 1982 merger and consolidation of the Southern Railway and the Norfolk and Western. He was subsequently elected President and Chief Operating Officer of the new Norfolk Southern Corporation and was principally responsible for the smooth and effective integration of the two railroads. He served on the Board of Directors of Norfolk Southern a well as the Boards of several other prestigious corporations. He was Vice-Chairman when he retired as an officer of the corporation in 1987.
He always considered the mountains of Western North Carolina as his home and returned to them on a regular basis. Upon his death on January 19, 1991, a special funeral train carried him home one last time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is January 19, 1991.
Location. 35° 12.113′ N, 83° 49.544′ W. Marker is in Andrews, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Located in Harold H. Hall Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 1st Street, Andrews NC 28901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Peavine" Special (within shouting distance of this marker); Valleytown Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Delaney (approx. 0.3 miles away); Resistance and Resurgence on Valley River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Konehete (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Army Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Junaluska (approx. 8.2 miles away); Junaluska's Distingusihed Service (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
Also see . . . Southern Railway (U.S.). (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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