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Niota, TN Historic Railroad Depot

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Historic Depot – Southeast Tennessee Tourism

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The Civil War marker is located on the front lawn of the Depot, which is now home to City Hall.

Currently home to City Hall, the railroad Depot in Niota, TN is the oldest standing depot in the state of Tennessee. A Depot Preservation Committee has been formed. Built in 1854, the brick depot had tw separate sections--one a ticket booth, office and customer seating, and the other a large open warehouse for freight. Federal forces occupied Niota, then known as Mossy Creek, during the war and even turned the depot into a minifortification by knocking out bricks from the freight section so their rifles could fire on passing troops. During the second half of the war, the 2nd Ohio heavy Artillery, Company C and the 1st Wisconsin Heavy artillery, Company C, were stationed in the town at different times and both units used the depot.

How to Get There

I-75, Exit 56 Niota, TN. Travel East 1 1/2 miles to T at Hwy. 11. Turn right, travel 500 yards to marker for left turn to depot. The depot, bank, post office, library, etc are one block from Hwy. 11.

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