Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Union City, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Depot
Mobile & Ohio Depot
of Historic Places
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 36° 25.463′ N, 89° 3.334′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and Perkins Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 E Church St, Union City TN 38261, 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. Obion County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church (approx. Ό mile away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. The Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Barber Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
Regarding Union City, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Depot. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The nominated Mobile and Ohio Railroad Depot in Union City, designed in 1922 and completed in 1923, dates to this period of capital improvement along the Mobile and Ohio's main line. It was designed as a joint passenger station, for use by both the Mobile and Ohio and the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway, a powerful Tennessee line controlled at that time by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Charles A. Haynes of St. Louis, from the office of the chief engineer of the Mobile and Ohio, was the architect of the depot. Surviving building plans for the station state that both lines would use the passenger depot. This type of rural "Union" station was commonly built and shared by the major railroad lines in small southern towns during the early twentieth century.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.