Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station

Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station (HM1E4X)

Location: Dothan, AL 36303 Houston County
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N 31° 13.837', W 85° 23.506'

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Constructed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad in 1907 during Dothan's rapid growth as a commercial center of the Wiregrass Region, this building serves as a reminder of the most popular and accessible form of transportation in the early 20th century, linking Dothan citizens to larger cities and beyond. Adjacent to this station was the city's first passenger & freight depot, built by the Alabama Midland Railroad in 1889 and demolished in the early 1970's. This two-story brick station served Dothan until 1979 when it was closed to passenger traffic.
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The railroad used this station as an office complex until it finally closed in 1985. The building was purchased by the City of Dothan from CSX Transportation in 1989 to stop its planned demolition. The Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and the Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places. During 2007 & 2008, the Wiregrass Transit Authority renovated the station to serve as its headquarters.
HM NumberHM1E4X
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Dothan Landmarks Foundation and the Wiregrass Transit Authority
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 653170 N 3456275
Decimal Degrees31.23061667, -85.39176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.837', W 85° 23.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 50.22" N, 85° 23' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Depot St, Dothan AL 36303, US
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