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West Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Electric Streetcars

 
 
Electric Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Electric Streetcars Marker
Inscription.  First electric trolley system in N.C. opened, Feb. 1, 1889, bolstering regional tourism. Served train depot 1/4 mile S.E.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-86.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1889.
 
Location. 35° 34.981′ N, 82° 34.277′ W. Marker is in West Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Haywood Rd (State Highway 191) and Euclid Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Haywood Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28806, 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. Wartime Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Genevieve ~ Of ~ The ~ Pines (approx. 1.2 miles away); Smith-McDowell House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battery Porter (approx. 1.2 miles away); Asheville Normal School
Electric Streetcars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Electric Streetcars Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Appalachian Stage (approx. 1.2 miles away); "End of Car Line" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Hilltop (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022