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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greenville Trolley System

 
 
Greenville Trolley System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Greenville Trolley System Marker
Inscription.  These tracks are the last visible trace of a trolley line that at its peak had eight miles of track and fourteen cars. Operating from 1900 to 1929, the cars were first mule drawn and later powered by a coal-fueled generator at Poplar and Johnson Streets. The Delta Light and Traction Co. claimed it had the shortest modern line in the U.S.
 
Erected 2003 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 24.622′ N, 91° 3.833′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is on South Poplar Street 0.1 miles north of Central Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 South Poplar Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince McCoy (about 400 feet away); Greenville's Writers
Nearby trolley system tracks (abandoned). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Nearby trolley system tracks (abandoned).
View south on Poplar Street
(about 500 feet away); NRP Building (about 500 feet away); Where Main Street Meets the River (about 600 feet away); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (about 700 feet away); Charles K. Rickard (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Greenville Trolley System. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker near Post Office parking area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View of marker near Post Office parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 238 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Jan. 16, 2021