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— Sweetwater-An Historic Commercial Center —Prosperous farmer, railroad investor, and legislator, I. T. Lenoir deeded a track of his farm in 1858 for the location of a railroad depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad which bisected the fledging town of Sweetwater. Within a few years, Sweetwater was a bustling shipping point for wagon loads of wheat, other agricultural products and cattle from farms in southeast Tennessee and western North Carolina. Over the years, the town has boasted a number of industries ranging from cheese to clothing production, but still retains strong ties to the region's agricultural base.
|Placed By||Tennesse Department of Transportation and others|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 729906 N 3942510|
|Decimal Degrees||35.59965000, -84.46213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 35.979', W 84° 27.728'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 35' 58.74" N, 84° 27' 43.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 865|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 811 N Main St, Sweetwater TN 37874, US|
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