Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway aka NC&StL, NC&Stl.L, ncstl,  




Cowan, TN

History of Cowan:

First known as Hawkins
Name changed to honor Maj. John Cowan, an early pioneer settler 1850
Incorporated in 1921

Cumberland Mountain Tunnel

Built by Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad 1849-1852
Longest and steepest railroad tunnel in nation
2228 feet long, 21 feet high, and 15 feet wide
Listed on National Register of Historic Places


Cowan Railroad Museum

More information on the Cumberland Mountain Tunnel

General information on Cowan, TN


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