Western Union Building

Western Union Building (HMFPX)

Location: Kingsport, TN 37660 Sullivan County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 32.778', W 82° 33.628'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 176 views
Inscription
Built in 1932, this building housed the Western Union telegraph company. Early residents could receive packages and send telegrams from this local office. Wires were extended from here to seven of Kingsport's industrial sites including Eastman and Blue Ridge Glass for direct dispatch and receipt of telegrams. Messenger carriers would park their fleet of bicycles in front of the store while they retrieved their deliveries.
Details
HM NumberHMFPX
Tags
Placed ByDowntown Kingsport Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:11am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 360330 N 4045676
Decimal Degrees36.54630000, -82.56046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.778', W 82° 33.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 46.68" N, 82° 33' 37.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)423, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E Market St, Kingsport TN 37660, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
State Theater
0.01 miles
Bank Of Kingsport
0.11 miles
Kingsport Drug
0.11 miles
Train Depot
0.12 miles
The Gem Theatre
0.14 miles
Kingsport Public Library
0.18 miles
Church Circle
0.24 miles
Douglass High School
0.85 miles
Donelson Flotilla
1.29 miles
Avery Treaty
1.31 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?