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Kenly in Johnston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tram Railroad

 
 
Tram Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 9, 2011
1. Tram Railroad Marker
Inscription. From the Dennis Simmons Lumber Company, located just to the east, from 1900-1918, a 22-inch gauge tram railroad ran northwest to present NC 222 and along that route nine miles to Dixie and beyond toward Buckhorn. The tram, fired by lightwood knots, brought virgin timber to the sawmill and local farm families. to and from town for commerce. The lumber company and tram played a vital role in Kenly's early history, as did the 1886 building of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
 
Erected 2001 by Kenly Area Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 35.866′ N, 78° 7.554′ W. Marker is in Kenly, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street (State Highway 222) and S. Darden Street, on the right when traveling north on West 2nd Street. Touch for map. Located near Kenly's American Legion Post 328, before you reach the Kenly Lodge No. 257, A.F. & A.M. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 West 2nd Street, Kenly NC 27542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Bentonville (approx. 8.2 miles away); Charles B. Aycock (approx. 9 miles away); Mitchener Station
Tram Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 9, 2011
2. Tram Railroad Marker
The picture is different than the other side, but the text is identical.
(approx. 10 miles away); The Last Grand Review (approx. 10 miles away); Country Doctor Museum (approx. 12.7 miles away); Cherry Hospital (approx. 15 miles away).
 
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Tram Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 9, 2011
3. Tram Railroad Marker
Looking north along NC222/2nd Street. Masonic Lodge is in the background on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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