Whiting on the route

Motoring through the Mountains - 1930s: Whiting

Swain County
Altitude: 1,560 feet

While the Southern Railway’s prediction in its 1912 guide The Western North Carolina Section at a Glance (Washington, D.C.: Southern Railway, 1912) that Whiting was “likely to become, in the very near future, one of the most important and populous places in Swain County,” this did not come to pass. The future envisioned for this rail stop did not occur and in the 1920s and 1930s it did not develop into a main highway stop.

Whiting in the 1890s  |  Whiting in the 1910s

To the West: Almond


To the East: Bushnell

Return to the Map for the 1930s

Sources & Readings

  • George, Michael. Southern Railway’s Murphy Branch. Collegedale, Tenn.: The College Press, 1996.
  • Southern Railway. The Western North Carolina Section at a Glance. Washington, D.C.: Issued by the Passenger Traffic Department, Southern Railway, Premier Carrier of the South, 1912.
  • Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society. The Heritage of Swain County, North Carolina, 1988. Bryson City, N.C.: Swain County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1988.