Ashford Depot - Ashford, AL
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N 31° 11.006 W 085° 14.258
16R E 667935 N 3451268
Quick Description: This historical marker at the western end of the Alabama Midland Railway Depot, also known as the Ashford Depot, in Ashford, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:15:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMFNVG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 9

Long Description:
The marker reads:

"This depot, an example of late 19th century Victorian railroad architecture, was constructed by the Alabama Midland Railroad in March, 1888 as a way station on the Bainbridge-to-Montgomery route. The depot was the only building to survive a devastating 1915 fire which destroyed the original town area parallel to the railroad track. The Ashford Depot Committee has restored the building to its former appearance and has furnished it with original antiques. The depot houses an "Artifacts of the Wiregrass Museum", political history memorabilia and has a community room for use by area citizens.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ashford Depot Committee, 1989."
Marker Name: Ashford Depot

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Midland Street, Ashford, Alabama


Date Dedicated / Placed: November 15, 1989

Marker Number: None

Visit Instructions:
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