Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot

Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot (HM2N84)

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N 34° 50.403', W 85° 2.525'

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The W&A (Western & Atlantic) Railroad Depot was constructed by the State of Georgia between 1848-1850 as part of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad. This depot is one of Georgia's oldest. The Depot witnessed many important events during the Civil War; a speech by Confederate State's President Jefferson Davis in 1861; the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862; several Civil War skirmishes; and the first headquarters of General Sherman during his Atlanta Campaign.

For years the building was incorporated into a ConAgra feed mill (see 2003 photo below). Today it stands free but vacant and a bit worn. Fortunately the community plans to rehabilitate it once some other projects are completed and funding is in hand.
HM NumberHM2N84
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Date Added Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679022 N 3857053
Decimal Degrees34.84005000, -85.04208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.403', W 85° 2.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 24.18" N, 85° 2' 31.5" W
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