Hohenwald Railroad Depot - Hohenwald, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bmon419
N 35° 32.853 W 087° 32.998
16S E 450150 N 3933906
Quick Description: Historic train depot for the city of Hohenwald.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2011 2:58:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMD31N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:

Hohenwald Train Depot

added 1987

The depot was part of the South Central Tennessee Railroad Line, which ran north through Hickman County to Colesburg in Dixon County. This line was one of many significant railways that crossed Tennessee, and is still active today, though it no longer runs through the historic depot. [Source of information on the rail line] When the railway came into Lewis County, it transformed the future of the surrounding communities. The flock of population to the area around the depot helped Hohenwald become the county seat over the community of Newburg. [Source of information pertaining to Newburg's settlement]

Trains still actively crossed the city during my lifetime. In the 90s, there were still tracks that crossed Main Street (Hwy 412). The trains carried loads of materials to the Dana Corporation's plant, which was the main source of employment in the town. I even remember a local news crew from our local ABC affiliate, Channel 2, doing a story on the train depot when I was in middle school. Our class posed in the background behind the news anchor, we were all excited to get on TV.

The tracks have since been pulled up around the depot, as well as in most other parts of the city. The depot is currently unattended by any sort of curators, to my knowledge. There is little information about the train depot physically near the site, or on the internet. Information from the local government officials is also scant, but it's hard to talk to them, not physically being there.

Street address:
Hohenwald, TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lewis

Year listed: 1987

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1949

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Vacant/Not in Use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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