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Winnsboro in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Winnsboro Depot

 
 
Winnsboro Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Winnsboro Depot Marker
Inscription.  1878, East Line & Red River Railroad extended to Winnsboro from the water port at Jefferson, then to Greenville. 1902, Texas Southern Railroad, later M&ET, built from Winnsboro to Marshall. Winnsboro became a shipping center for timber & agriculture commodities. Original 1878, depot burned, replaced by present structure in 1908. KCS Railroad gave the Winnsboro Heritage Society a 99 year lease of the depot in 1985.
 
Erected by Winnsboro Preservation League.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 32° 57.421′ N, 95° 17.417′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is on East Broadway Street east of South Main Street (State Route 37), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Broadway Street, Winnsboro TX 75494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonnie and Clyde (a few steps from this marker); Boom Town (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro
Winnsboro Depot Marker near South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Winnsboro Depot Marker near South Main Street.
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(about 600 feet away); First Methodist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlock - Wilkinson Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlock Home, 1903 (approx. ¼ mile away); Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Winnsboro (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
The old Train Depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. The old Train Depot.
In 2007 the depot was renovated and rededicated as offices for the city and the Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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