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

Comings and Goings

 
 
Comings and Goings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
1. Comings and Goings Marker
Inscription.  At the height of rail travel, as many as 10 trains a day stopped at Black Mountain.

Horse-drawn buggies and, later, motor car taxis would line up to wait for disembarking passengers to take them to one of the many boarding houses, hotels, and religious retreat centers that had sprung up since the coming of the railroad. A freight house stood to the east of the depot. It was damaged, but rebuilt, after a huge fire destroyed many of the buildings along Sutton Avenue in 1912.

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Depot Street (now Sutton Avenue) as it appeared on June 15, 1915. The depot is at right, and the new freight house is in the background.
 
Erected by The Old Depot Association & Gallery, Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund and Swannanoa Valley Museum & Library Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 1915.
 
Location. 35° 36.936′ N, 82° 19.213′ W. Marker is in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe
Comings and Goings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
2. Comings and Goings Marker
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County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sutton Avenue and Cherry Street. 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. Separate, Not Equal (here, next to this marker); Slavery by Another Name (here, next to this marker); The Center of It All (here, next to this marker); Up to Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); Hustle and Bustle (here, next to this marker); The Town of Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); George Winslow Whittington (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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