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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot

 
 
East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1891 as a union depot for the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad (nicknamed “Tweetsie”) and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, the building served as a passenger railway terminal until 1940. From 1912 until 1930, it served ET & WNC only. The narrow gauge ET & WNC Railroad was a construction marvel along its mountainous 60-mile route between Johnson City, Tennessee and Boone, North Carolina.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 134.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 36° 18.89′ N, 82° 21.175′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Buffalo Street near State of Franklin Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Buffalo Street, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Wide view of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot Marker
The CC&O Depot (1909) stands in the background.
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. Summers Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson City (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street (about 700 feet away); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Sevier Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnson City Sessions (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Johnson City Sessions (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the ET & WNC Depot (most recently a whitewashed building, housing a tire store) • Can you help?

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Apr. 16, 2021