Hoschton Train Depot

Hoschton Train Depot (HMBZI)

Location: Hoschton, GA 30548 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 5.841', W 83° 45.683'

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The four Hosch brothers founded Hoschton in 1881 in the hope of influencing the proposed route of the Gainesville, Jefferson and Southern Railroad. In 1833 this depot was built on land donated by the brothers. The railroad transformed the town and surrounding areas, serving as a catalyst for the development of commerce, agriculture, education, industry, communications, and transportation. The railroad provided a link with other Georgia communities, opened the market for the region's agricultural products, made manufactured goods widely available, and stimulated the growth of businesses, churches, schools, and the town itself. Train service ended in 1947.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number78-1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the City of Hoschton, Hoschton Women's Civic Club, and Hosch Family Descendants
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 245246 N 3776393
Decimal Degrees34.09735000, -83.76138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 5.841', W 83° 45.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 5' 50.46" N, 83° 45' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Railroad Ave, Hoschton GA 30548, US
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