Sweetwater in Monroe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Tennessee Overhill Experience
From Furs to Factories
—Sweetwater-An Historic Commercial Center —
(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Sweetwater Depot and downtown, circa 1910s.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Each year, from mid-November to mid-January, millions of pounds of tobacco are auctioned in the warehouses north of Sweetwater on Hwy 11. In 1985, export of local tobacco to national markets changed from rail transport to commercial trucking, which relies on the interstate system. Photographs courtesy of Sweetwater Heritage Museum.
Erected by Tennessee Department of Transportation and others.
Location. 35° 35.979′ N, 84° 27.728′ W. Marker is in Sweetwater Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Sweetwater Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Sweetwater TN 37874, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweetwater Depot (here, next to this marker); Longstreet Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School 1989-2007 (approx. one mile away); The Great Craighead Cave (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lost Sea (approx. 4.8 miles away); Affair at Philadelphia (approx. 6.3 miles away); Battle of Philadelphia (approx. 6˝ miles away); Niota Depot (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweetwater.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Tennessee Overhill Experience
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.