Tag Archives: South Georgia Depots & Railroadiana

Southern Railway Depot, McRae

This may have been built in the 1890s but I can’t find an exact date. It’s been used for storage in recent years, I believe, but appears to be in deteriorating condition. It would be a great restoration project for McRae.



Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--, McRae GA

Grovania, Georgia

Besides Ellis Grocery, the old Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad freight depot is the last public landmark in Grovania. The graffiti on the passing train car seems to sum up how often you might encounter a scene like this today.


Filed under --HOUSTON COUNTY GA--, Grovania GA

Seaboard Air Line Railway Freight Depot, Helena

Helena’s restored Seaboard freight depot is now home to the Telfair Museum of History.

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Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--, Helena GA

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, 1917, Blackshear

Built to replace the Savannah, Florida & Western depot which burned in 1917, this structure was used by the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Coast Line for passenger and freight service and handled freight as late as the 1970s. It now houses the Pierce County Heritage Museum.

National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --PIERCE COUNTY GA--, Blackshear GA

Macon, Dublin & Savannah Railroad Depot, Circa 1902, Tarrytown


The date I have given for the depot is an assumption based on the fact that the Macon, Dublin & Savannah didn’t complete their Vidalia segment until 1901-02. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur White wer responsible for restoring the depot in 2011.


Filed under --MONTGOMERY COUNTY GA--, Tarrytown GA

Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot, 1904, Ailey


This historic depot was renovated in 1999 for use as City Hall.

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Filed under --MONTGOMERY COUNTY GA--, Ailey GA

Millen & Southern Railway Depot, 1890s, Twin City


The Rogers & Summit Railway was established in 1889 to bring rail service into eastern Emanuel County. Its replacement, the Millen & Southern Railway, was completed by 1892; the depot likely dates to around that time. In 1897, the railroad’s name was changed to the Millen & Southwestern. The Georgia & Florida Railroad purchased the line, along with several others, in 1906 and in the process of linking these to form an Augusta-to-Madison-Florida route, built new tracks and bypassed Summit. Summit and Graymont merged to become Twin City in 1920. Decreasing rail traffic lead to the closure of the line in 1950. For more, see Steve Storey’s railga.com.

Twin City Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--, Summit GA, Twin City GA