Historic Markers Across Tennessee



New Market Train Wreck ~ September 24, 1904



Marker ID: THC 1C 67
Location: U.S. 11E, Jefferson County, at Whitaker Road
County: Jefferson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



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New Market Train Wreck
September 24, 1904


One of the worst head-on collisions in the history of Southern Railroad occurred 1/4 of a mile north of this point. Sixty-four people were killed including engineers William Kane on westbound #15 and G.M. "Dick" Parrott, on eastbound train #12. Also killed were James Mills and William Cunningham, the two firemen.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.