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McEwen in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Yellow Bank Trestle

 
 
Yellow Bank Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Yellow Bank Trestle Marker
Inscription. Located 1/2 mile east is the site of a wooden railroad trestle built for the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad during the Civil War. The 12th and 13th U.S. Colored Infantry constructed the trestle and 1305 feet of earthworks. They built another trestle two miles east of this location on Hurricane Creek along with a blockhouse to protect the railroad from Confederate raiders.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3E 26.)
 
Location. 36° 6.45′ N, 87° 38.016′ W. Marker is in McEwen, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway of America HIghway (US 70 and Bold Springs Road (SR 933) on Broadway of America HIghway (US 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Ewen TN 37101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Gillem (approx. 6.7 miles away); Irish Shanty (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Hill at Waverly (approx. 9 miles away); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (approx. 9 miles away); Reynoldsburg (approx.
Yellow Bank Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Yellow Bank Trestle Marker
9.1 miles away); Fort Hill (approx. 9.1 miles away); Court House Bell (approx. 9.2 miles away); Battle of Johnsonville (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansBridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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