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Warm Springs in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Depot Site Warm Springs

 
 
Old Depot Site Warm Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Old Depot Site Warm Springs Marker
Inscription. Here stood the little depot of the Southern R. R. where Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived & departed on his many visits to Warm Springs during the years 1924-1945.

A personal interest in the after treatment of infantile paralysis led him, in 1924, to the thermal springs at Pine Mtn., the helpful aid of which inspired him to establish the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation to combat infantile paralysis on a national level.

During his presidency of the United States, his Georgia home was the Little White House where he departed this life, April 12, 1945.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 099-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 53.424′ N, 84° 40.857′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is at the intersection of White House Parkway (Georgia Route 85) and Spring Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north on White House Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs GA 31830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Old Depot Site Warm Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Old Depot Site Warm Springs Marker
The Warm Springs Depot, in the background, is now used as the F.D.R./Warm Springs Visitor Information Center.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warm Springs Treatment Pools (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roosevelt Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Longleaf Pine Planting (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dowdell's Knob (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warm Springs.
 
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Plaque on Boulder at Warm Springs Depot image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. Plaque on Boulder at Warm Springs Depot
The plaque was dedicated on the tenth anniversary of Roosevelt's death. Roosevelt died in his home at Warm Springs on April 12, 1945.
Plaque on Boulder at Warm Springs Depot image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
4. Plaque on Boulder at Warm Springs Depot
The text reads: This tablet marks the site of the railroad depot where Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived and departed on his various visits to Warm Springs, during the years 1924-1945. Here, April 1939, his parting word was: “Iíll see you in the fall if we donít have war ----- I hate war.” From here, all that was mortal of the 32d President of the United States was borne to his resting place at Hyde Park, New York, April 13, 1945. Placed by Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Commission, April 12, 1955
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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