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Flowery Branch in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Flowery Branch Depot

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
1. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Inscription. Cotton, leather and furniture, as well as manufactured items from the region passed through these walls, as did passengers during its working years (c.1890-1970s) as a Richmond & Danville Railroad and Southern Railway System Depot. Sold to the City of Flowery Branch for $1.00 in 1972, the building was later rehabilitated with Federal Transportation Enhancement Funding through the Georgia Department of Transportation, and moved from its original site directly across Railroad Ave. (RR property), to this location, 5302 Railroad Ave. (original site of the Carlisle General Merchandising Building, now City Property).

In 2001, the rehabilitated building was dedicated to its new use as a museum and community center. The Depot both educates citizens and gives a special identity to the historic Main Street displaying its significance to Georgia’s railroad and town development history.
 
Erected 2010 by Friends of the Depot, Flowery Branch, Georgia, Inc., Flowery Branch Better Hometown, Inc., and Flowery Branch Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 34° 11.083′ N, 83° 55.517′ W. Marker is in Flowery Branch, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Main Street, on the
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By Ray King, September 23, 2012
2. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The original marker was stolen. This replacement was erected in 2011. There is a very slight difference in wording, referring to the "Carlisle Building."
right when traveling south on Railroad Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5302 Railroad Avenue, Flowery Branch GA 30542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jackson at Young's Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Redwine (approx. 4.8 miles away); Two Georgia Governors (approx. 8.9 miles away); James Longstreet (approx. 9.1 miles away); Hog Mountain Baptist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Historic Piedmont Hotel (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flowery Branch.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
3. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
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By Ray King, 9
4. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Across the tracks is GA Hwy 13 (Atlanta Highway).
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By Ray King, September 23, 2012
5. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The Flower Branch Depot.
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
6. Caboose in Flowery Branch
This old caboose stands across Railroad Avenue from the depot, adjoining the original site of the building and the railroad tracks. For years the caboose was used as the city's visitor center.
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By Ray King, September 23, 2012
7. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Looking southwest on Railroad Avenue.
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By Ray King, September 23, 2012
8. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The Depot and the Caboose.
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By Ray King, September 23, 2012
9. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The view looking northeast along Railroad Avenue.
 
 
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