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Black Mountain in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Winslow Whittington

 
 
George Winslow Whittington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
1. George Winslow Whittington Marker
Inscription.  "My father lived and breathed Southern Railways. He would take us to the Black Mountain Train Depot and the Swannanoa Tunnel to watch the trains go by. I remember him saying, "I've walked track through these tunnels many a day."

Leslie Allen Washington

George Winslow Whittington (1900-1970), reportedly the first African American brakeman in North Carolina, was a respected resident of Black Mountain for 42 years. Whittington devoted his life to railroading, his tenure spanning the transition from stream-powered engines to diesel.

Content courtsey of family historian, Regina Lynch-Hudson

For more info visit: www.swannanoavalleymuseum.com
 
Erected by The Old Depot Association & Gallery and Swannanoa Valley Museum & Library Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 35° 36.939′ N, 82° 19.208′ W. Marker is in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection
George Winslow Whittington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
2. George Winslow Whittington Marker
Marker is on an old train car outside the Old Depot Arts & Crafts Center.
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of Sutton Avenue and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling east on Sutton Avenue. Marker is outside the Old Depot Arts & Crafts Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Sutton Ave, Black Mountain NC 28711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); Up to Black Mountain (a few steps from this marker); The Center of It All (a few steps from this marker); Slavery by Another Name (a few steps from this marker); Comings and Goings (a few steps from this marker); Separate, Not Equal (a few steps from this marker); Hustle and Bustle (a few steps from this marker); The Old Depot Association (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black Mountain.
 
Also see . . .  Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center. The link mentioned on the marker did not work (instead of .com it is .org). (Submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Nov. 28, 2021