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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Western Union Building

 
 
Western Union Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. Western Union Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1932, this building housed the Western Union telegraph company. Early residents could receive packages and send telegrams from this local office. Wires were extended from here to seven of Kingsport's industrial sites including Eastman and Blue Ridge Glass for direct dispatch and receipt of telegrams. Messenger carriers would park their fleet of bicycles in front of the store while they retrieved their deliveries.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 36° 32.778′ N, 82° 33.628′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Market Street near Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 E Market Street, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Theater (a few steps from this marker); Bank Of Kingsport (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingsport Drug (about 600 feet away); Train Depot
Western Union Building image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. Western Union Building
Marker is just out of view to the right in this picture.
(about 600 feet away); The Gem Theatre (about 700 feet away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church Circle (approx. mile away); Douglass High School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Western Union Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 10, 2018
3. Western Union Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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