The Excavation

The Excavation (HMD62)

Location: Tunnel Hill, GA 30755 Whitfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.345', W 85° 2.13'

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[Left Side of Marker]
The Excavation
of the west end was
begun early July 15, 1848.
& the first opening
effected Oct. 31, 1849
The first train
of cars passed through
May 9, 1850
Length of excavation
in this end 575 feet
& of the tunnel
1477 feet.

[Right Side of Marker]
His Excellency
George W. Towns
Wm. L. Mitchell Esq.
Chief Engineer
Mr. Benj. C. Norse
Principal Assistant Engineer
Mr. B. E. Wells
Assistant Engineer
Jno D. Gray & Co.
HM NumberHMD62
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679626 N 3856957
Decimal Degrees34.83908333, -85.03550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.345', W 85° 2.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 20.70" N, 85° 2' 7.80" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3313 Robert Fuller Dr, Tunnel Hill GA 30755, US
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