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Norcross Train Depot - Circa 1909 - Gwinnett Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 56.534 W 084° 12.798
16S E 757558 N 3759249
Quick Description: On the side of the old Norcross Train Depot on S. Peachtree St., Norcross, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 4:41:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMB7CA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
Norcross Train Depot - Circa 1909

Norcross was founded as a railroad town in 1870 with the expansion of the Richmond-Danville Railroad out of Atlanta. It quickly became known as a restore town for vacationing Atlantans wishing to leave the city. The train depot was built in 1909 to accommodate the needs of the growing community. It was originally used as a combination freight and passenger depot equipped with a warehouse, business offices, a passenger waiting area, and a ticket counter. A train known as the "Air-Line Belle" ran six days per week and served Norcross exclusively for two years. It left the Depot at 8:00 a.m. for Atlanta, leaving Atlanta at 5:30 p.m. for the return trip, and arriving back at the depot in Norcross at 6:00 p.m. The train service was later extended to Flowery Branch, Gainesville and Toccoa. The popular commuter train was discontinued in 1982.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: None

Date: None

Sponsor: Not listed

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