Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town

Marker ID: THC 4A 57
Location: at the intersection of South Tennessee Avenue (Tennessee Route 69) and West Main Street (U.S. 412), Parsons, TN
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 35° 38.964    W 088° 7.615
  35.6493    -88.12691666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2YJZ


The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad

In 1886, Tennessee Midland Railway Company was chartered to build a railroad from Memphis to Virginia. By 1889, 135.6 miles of track were completed to Perryville where it ended for lack o