Marietta, GA Train Depot -- Welcome Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
N 33° 57.174 W 084° 33.053
16S E 726321 N 3759636
Quick Description: This is the location of the old historic Marietta Train Depot. It is now the Marietta Welcome Center. The coordinates take you to the main entrance.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2006 4:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMM89
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 78

Long Description:
The Marietta Depot indeed has an interesting history.
What you see is not the original building.

In November, 1864, men under the command of Union General Hugh Kilpatrick, Sherman's "merchant of terror," set the town of Marietta on fire. Sherman's boys were leaving for the heart of Georgia on "The March to the Sea." The train station was a victim of the fire. The current station was rebuilt in 1898 and now houses the Marietta Welcome Center.

The center is open M - F from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. A little secret... if you stop by, you can get an all day parking pass to visit the city. Nice!

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The depot is now the Marietta City Welcome Center.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Western and Atlantic RR, North Georgia Railroad Company

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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