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Summerville Depot - Georgia USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 34° 28.658 W 085° 20.748
16S E 651909 N 3816358
Quick Description: Wonderful depot listed on the Historic Register.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2007 12:19:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM2F6P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 59

Long Description:

The Chattanooga, Rome, and Columbus Railroad was built to Lyerly, Summerville, and Trion in 1889. The depot was constructed at that time. The railroad was merged into the Central of Georgia system in 1901. Sometime later the first depot burned and a second depot was constructed. This depot burned May 4, 1917. The current depot was then constructed and operated as a depot until the fifties.

The Chattooga County Historical Society bought the depot in 1988. It was purchased to preserve as a historic site and serve as headquarters for the Society. The depot was placed on the National Historic Register of Historical Places in 1992. In 1998 the depot was used in the television movie Mama Flora’s Children an adaptation of author Alex Haley’s of Roots fame book about another branch of his family. HBO also utilized the depot in the filming of Warm Springs in 2004.

Current plans call for refurbishing the interior to approximate its appearance when in operation. Current projects are replacing the roof and constructing a handicap accessible entrance.

The depot is open when steam excursion trains come down from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to use the railroad turntable in Dowdy Park.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Fall Leaf Excursion.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The depot is open when steam excursion trains come down from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to use the railroad turntable in Dowdy Park.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Chattanooga, Rome, and Columbus Railroad ; Central of Georgia

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