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Smyrna in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Smyrna Railroad Depot

 
 
Smyrna Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Smyrna Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  A combined freight and passenger house, the Smyrna Railroad Depot was erected in 1851, and replaced in 1873. It was a direct result of the charter granted by the State of Tennessee on Dec. 11, 1845, to the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to connect this area with the seaports of Charleston and New Orleans. The depot is the brick, rectangular-shaped structure that lies due west, just across the tracks.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1774.
 
Location. 35° 58.942′ N, 86° 31.14′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lowry Street (U.S. 41) and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on Lowry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna TN 37167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Sam Davis (here, next to this marker); Dewitt Smith Jobe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smyrna, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smyrna, Tennessee World War II Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smyrna Rosenwald School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Captain Jeff Kuss, USMC (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smyrna Airport (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Smyrna Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Smyrna Railroad Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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