THE PEAVINE RAILROAD

Peavine Map

To find the village, follow the Greystone Road, turn right above Mr. Otis Rickerís home, turn left below Mr. Denver Bowmanís summer home. There are still cases of concrete water tanks along the road going in.

The Peavine Map: Starting at Chapman Creek at the narrow gage train turn-around, the tracks went northwest down the middle of Peavine Way, a dirt trail, crossing Dry Creek and Davis Creek then on to cross Greystone Road, following Greystone Road to McCoy Road. After crossing McCoy Road, it went straight through the flat pasture field of Jay Bird Jones' place, past Marion Jones' Country Store, Northwest across Sentelle Road. It then turned North Northeast after slumbering across the Camp Creek trestle, following Camp Creek fairly closely moving behind Crum's Mill traveling at the very base of the knob. A raised, flat railroad bed can still be seen there with the breath-taking view of the many, various, trees species ascending behind it. From the knobs base, the tracks crossed Sentelle Road, then Camp Creek near Bert Waddell's old barn in the flat bottom land. It trudged along the creek until it reached Jim Bugg's old log home. There is crossed Camp Creek moving to a North West direction again and made a slow incline to the creek side of Sentelle road. It went toward the Old Stage Coach Road, crossing the shallowness of Camp Creek below Zion Mission teacher's home. From there, the train headed northwest toward the Nolichucky River following along side of Snapp Ferry Road. At the bluff at the Nolichucky River, the tracks went West to a trestle about a quarter of a mile before Alexander's Ferry that Toad Wilson (Wils) White had run for the county. There it slowly descended onto the wooden trestle bridge to cross the 200 to 300 hundred feet wide Nolichucky River. The spruce log, trestle bridge was a three cornered shape, a wide triangler structure, the base span being much wider. The Point of the triangle had been flatten enough to allow the tracks to be laid on it. The train crossed the river due North and met Buckingham Road, which it followed to Greeneville to the Southern Railroad track.


The maps above were taken from Cheryl Summer's book Phantom Railroads of the Nolichucky Ranger District .