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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Western Union Building

 
 
Western Union Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. Western Union Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1932, this building housed the Western Union telegraph company. Early residents could receive packages and send telegrams from this local office. Wires were extended from here to seven of Kingsport's industrial sites including Eastman and Blue Ridge Glass for direct dispatch and receipt of telegrams. Messenger carriers would park their fleet of bicycles in front of the store while they retrieved their deliveries.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Location. 36° 32.778′ N, 82° 33.628′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Market Street near Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 E. Market Street, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank Of Kingsport (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingsport Drug (about 600 feet away); Train Depot (about 600 feet away); The Gem Theatre (about 700 feet away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church Circle (approx. mile away); Douglass High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Donelson Flotilla (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
Western Union Building image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. Western Union Building
Marker is just out of view to the right in this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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