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Tunnel Hill in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot

 
 
Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
1. Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  The W&A (Western & Atlantic) Railroad Depot was constructed by the State of Georgia between 1848-1850 as part of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad. This depot is one of Georgia's oldest. The Depot witnessed many important events during the Civil War; a speech by Confederate State's President Jefferson Davis in 1861; the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862; several Civil War skirmishes; and the first headquarters of General Sherman during his Atlanta Campaign.

For years the building was incorporated into a ConAgra feed mill (see 2003 photo below). Today it stands free but vacant and a bit worn. Fortunately the community plans to rehabilitate it once some other projects are completed and funding is in hand.
 
Location. 34° 50.403′ N, 85° 2.525′ W. Marker is in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Clisby Austin Drive east of Oak Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Clisby Austin Drive, Tunnel Hill GA 30755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baggage Carts (a few steps from this marker); Tunnel Hill

Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot Marker on left of the shed. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
2. Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot Marker on left of the shed.
(a few steps from this marker); Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel (a few steps from this marker); Clisby Austin House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tunnel Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Excavation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crow Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunnel Hill.
 
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The former Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
3. The former Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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