Ozark in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Atlantic Coast Line Depot
The Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Depot once stood behind Broad Street, nestled close to the tracks between Depot Avenue and Depot Lane. The Alabama Midland Railway, later known as the Atlantic Coast Line, completed its tracks across Dale County in September 1889. Ozark’s businesses doubled in anticipation of the arrival of the depot by 1889 and between 1890 and 1920. Dale County’s population grew by approximately 32 percent. The railroad connected the rural community to Alabama and the nation. The original wooden depot, located within a block of the public square, burned in 1910. A new brick depot opened with the arrival of the morning train on September 5, 1911.
Passenger travel from the Atlantic Coast Line Depot ceased in the 1960s. The depot remained until January 2018 when it was demolished.
Erected 2019 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list.
Location. 31° 27.564′ N, 85° 38.03′ W. Marker is in Ozark, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (Alabama Route 27) and Depot Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ozark AL 36360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dowling - Steagall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The J.D. Holman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Ozark / Ozark's Role in the Origin of Fort Rucker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Merrick's - Woodshop - Ozark / Ozark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic BellDale Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ozark Baptist Church / Church Pastors (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozark.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2019, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2019, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.