Matthews Depot - Matthews, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 35° 06.963 W 080° 43.152
17S E 525587 N 3885948
This station was built in 1874 by the Carolina Central Railway Company and named after a director of the Company.
Waymark Code: WM6JZG
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 06/11/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 15

From the Charlotte Culture Guide (visit link)

In 1874, the Carolina Central Railway Company built a railroad through the town as part of the line from Wilmington, North Carolina to Tennessee. The first train rolled into the community on December 15, 1874 and people from miles around came to see the "Iron Horse." The name of the town was changed to Matthews in honor of Edward Watson Matthews, a director of the railroad.

Today, the train station is the office of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. (visit link) Everyone is welcome to stop in and learn about Matthews' history and the events happening in town.

An interesting history of the town is contained here (visit link)
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?:
Chamber of Commerce and visitors center

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Carolina Central Railway Company; Seaboard Air Line Railway; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad; CSX Transportation

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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