Tennessee Central Depot

Tennessee Central Depot (HM1FEF)

Location: Cookeville, TN 38501 Putnam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.846', W 85° 30.524'

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A locomotive on the Nashville-Knoxville Railroad first steamed into Cookeville in 1890. The Tennessee Central bought the line in 1902 and built this depot with its distinctive pagoda design in 1909. Soon six trains daily brought visitors, shoppers, and salesmen to town and took natives to distant places. Also, freights loaded with lumber, hogs, corn, and tobacco rolled to faraway markets.
Year Placed1976
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 634129 N 4003179
Decimal Degrees36.16410000, -85.50873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.846', W 85° 30.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 50.76" N, 85° 30' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)615, 931, 901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39 Depot St, Cookeville TN 38501, US
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Wonderful location in the "Old" part of town. City is doing a wonderful job of rejuvenating the area with shops and restaurants, all within walking distance of this and a few more Historical marker. This is an old Pagoda style train depot. The depot is open to the public (free) for tours including a model of the town around WW2 era.

Mar 10, 2018 at 6:55pm PST by alanjordan

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