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Marker 4E 84 - The First Railroad in West Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cgeek
N 35° 08.381 W 090° 02.440
15S E 769625 N 3892543
Quick Description: Historical marker
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 5:10:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM3N07
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 41

Long Description:
The First Railroad in West Tennessee
The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad

Organized in 1835, the LaGrange and Memphis Railroad operated the first train from Memphis 4½ miles on March 29, 1842, on the present roadbed of the Southern Railway. The depot which was destroyed by fire February 1, 1853, was located here. The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad and the depot were acquired by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad about 1846. The Southern Railway succeeded the Memphis and Charleston.
Marker Name: The First Railroad in West Tennessee

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Railroad

Marker Number: 4E 84

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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