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Friday, March 15, 2013

Cowan TN typical brochure view

Cowan TN typical brochure view

The sign reads:
Named in honor of Major John Cowan, early pioneer settler Major William Russel first settled here in 1800, his home serving as the first Court House 1807-1814

N&C Railroad constructed the world's longest tunnel and steepest grade railroad

9 mi. spur line to Sewanee Mountain completed by Sewanee Mining Company.

Confederate and Federal Armies camped in Cowan.

Failure of Confederate Forces to destroy the tunnel provided General Sherman with a direct line of supply for his march through Georgia.
Erected 1974

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