Historic Markers Across Tennessee

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot

Marker ID: THC 1A 134
Location: 126 Buffalo Street, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 18.89    W 082° 21.175
  36.31483333    -82.35291666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55TK


Constructed in 1891 as a union depot for the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad (nicknamed “Tweetsie”) and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, the building served as a passenger railway terminal until 1940. From 1912 until 1930, it served ET & WNC only. The narrow gauge ET & WNC Railroad was a construction marvel along its mountainous 60-mile route between Johnson City, Tennessee and Boone, North Carolina.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.