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Winder in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Builder of the Nation

 
 
Builder of the Nation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 13, 2004
1. Builder of the Nation Marker
Inscription. This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Winder and Barrow County in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. It was placed here as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type rendered to the country. Built in 1930, it operated for a number of years on the Gainesville Midland Railroad. At the time of its retirement in 1959, No. 208 was one of the last steam locomotives in service in this section of the country
 
Location. 33° 59.501′ N, 83° 43.362′ W. Marker is in Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is on Porter Street 0 miles west of North Broad Street (Georgia Route 53), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker (and engine) are located behind the old Winder Railroad Station. Marker is in this post office area: Winder GA 30680, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barrow County (about 500 feet away); Concord Methodist Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winder's Most Historical Site (approx. mile away); Glenwood Elementary and High School
Builder of the Nation Marker and Engine No. 208 Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 13, 2004
2. Builder of the Nation Marker and Engine No. 208
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Yargo (approx. 1.3 miles away); Russell House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rockwell Universalist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winder.
 
More about this marker. While the marker is an exact copy of the markers issued by the Georgia Historical Commission (and later by the Department of Natural Resources), it is not an "official" state marker.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Builder of the Nation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 19, 2009
3. Builder of the Nation Marker
The marker is difficult to see to the left in the photo of Engine 208, its tender, and caboose.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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