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Jackson County Historical Markers

Builder of the Nation

  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Builder of the Nation
  • Location: In park with locomotive on U.S. 129 at northwestern edge of Jefferson


This steam locomotive was prsented to the City of Jefferson in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type gave to the nation. It was one of the last steam-powered locomotives to operate in this section of the country. It was built in 1907 and was last operated on the Gainesville Midland Railroad