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Andrews in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The "Peavine" Special

1921-1953

 
 
The "Peavine" Special Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 5, 2020
1. The "Peavine" Special Marker
Inscription.  This bell came off the first engine of the Carolina-Georgia Railroad or the "Peavine" Special, one of 5 trains that passed through Andrews in the early 1920's. The Peavine ran through many of the surrounding mountain communities and deep into the mountains. It was a standard gauge railroad train that hauled primarily timber, supplies and materials to the tannery and extract companies located in Andrews. The Peavine was instrumental to the growth, prosperity and economy of our mountain town.

This was an Eagle Scout project designed by ___ Kylan Thompson from Andrews Boy Scout Troop 401 in December 2913. His great-great-grandfather, Jesse Mashburn Sr. was the engineer on the inaugural run of the "Peavine Special" in 1921.
 
Erected by Boy Scout Troop 401.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 35° 12.122′ N, 83° 49.527′ W. Marker is in Andrews, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Locust Street and 1st Street
The "Peavine" Special Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 5, 2020
2. The "Peavine" Special Marker
, on the right when traveling north on Locust Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Harold H. Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Valleytown Center (about 800 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. 8.4 miles away); Civil War in Graham County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
 
Tracks Behind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 5, 2020
3. Tracks Behind Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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