Garner in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Garner Historic District
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 35° 42.407′ N, 78° 36.319′ W. Marker is in Garner, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garner NC 27529, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fall of Raleigh (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mount Hope Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (approx. 4.7 miles away); Leonard Medical School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Estey Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away); James H. Young (approx. 4.9 miles away); Shaw University (approx. 4.9 miles away); Governor’s Palace of North Carolina (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Regarding Garner Historic District. Southern Railway’s named passenger train the Carolina Special between Goldsboro, Asheville and points in the Midwest stopped in Garner, according to 1925 timetables. It was the first stop after Raleigh on the way to Goldsboro.
Also see . . . Garner Town History. Excerpt: “Before the railroad tracks traversed the area that would soon become Garner, cotton and tobacco crops, which were vital to the growth of Garner through the twentieth century, dominated the land. The lack of buildings on right-of-way maps from the 1850s illustrates how sparsely populated this area was. Sometime before 1870, the railroad acquired a ‘wood and water’ stop, roughly located in what (Submitted on June 27, 2014.)
Additional keywords. North Carolina Railroad, Southern Railway
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.