Monday, January 3, 2011

Chuckey Train Depot


I had today off in celebration of the new year so after the girls went to school I took off with John to the big town of chuckey Tn to snag a few pics of the Chuckey Train Depot.

The Chuckey train depot, built by Southern Railway in 1906, sits on the corner of Charles Johnson Road and Highway 351 in the unincorporated Greene County town. Founded in the early 1800s, Chuckey was originally known as Fullens Station, named after its founder James Fullen. According to several accounts of Chuckey history, the town grew and prospered due to the arrival of the railroad. The depot is now privately owned by a local family but it is situated on land owned by Norfolk Southern, which recently notified the depot’s owners of its plans to demolish the historic structure. The depot is no longer in use but was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1979 for its historic architectural significance.

The town of Jonesborough along with some local folk are mounting an effort to save the building. I hope they are successful.

2 comments:

  1. And for everyone that remembers this train station (including its part in the Disney film Goodbye Miss 4th of July), it's currently an awesome site in downtown Jonesborough where they moved it and have already started reassembly!

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  2. And for everyone that remembers this train station (including its part in the Disney film Goodbye Miss 4th of July), it's currently an awesome site in downtown Jonesborough where they moved it and have already started reassembly!

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