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McEwen in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Yellow Bank Trestle

 
 
Yellow Bank Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Yellow Bank Trestle Marker
Inscription.  Located 1/2 mile east is the site of a wooden railroad trestle built for the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad during the Civil War. The 12th and 13th U.S. Colored Infantry constructed the trestle and 1305 feet of earthworks. They built another trestle two miles east of this location on Hurricane Creek along with a blockhouse to protect the railroad from Confederate raiders.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansBridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 6.45′ N, 87° 38.016′ W. Marker is in McEwen, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway of America HIghway (US 70 and Bold Springs Road (SR 933) on Broadway of America HIghway (US 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Ewen TN 37101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Gillem
Yellow Bank Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Yellow Bank Trestle Marker
(approx. 6.7 miles away); Irish Shanty (approx. 6.7 miles away); Civil War on Yellow Creek (approx. 7.7 miles away); Waverly Disaster (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Waverly Disaster (approx. 9 miles away); Fort Hill at Waverly (approx. 9 miles away); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (approx. 9 miles away); Reynoldsburg (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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