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Gordon in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gordon Depot-Museum

 
 
Gordon Depot-Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
1. Gordon Depot-Museum Marker
Inscription.  Central of Georgia Railway, laid 1st tracks through Gordon in 1840. 1st passenger train through 1846. Regular stop for Nancy Hanks. May have been the site of a wayside hospital in 1862 operated by women of Gordon.
Depot burned in 1864 — rebuilt 1885.
Restored in 2003.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 52.915′ N, 83° 20.068′ W. Marker is in Gordon, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street just south of Milledgeville Road (Georgia Route 243), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just left of the south entrance, facing Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Jackson Street, Gordon GA 31031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon (within shouting distance of this marker); He Wouldn't Run (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evacuation of Gordon
Central of Georgia Depot • 1885 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
2. Central of Georgia Depot • 1885
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramah Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gordon Depot and Railroad Museum. It now houses a railroad museum in the former waiting rooms and depot agent's office. The former freight room now is used as a community meeting space. The rail line is still in service as Norfolk Southern's Savannah-Macon line. (Submitted on January 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nancy Hanks (Wikipedia). The Nancy Hanks was a popular Central of Georgia Railway and later Southern Railway passenger train in Georgia running between Atlanta and Savannah. It was named after a race horse that was named for Abraham Lincoln's mother. (Submitted on January 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Gordon Depot-Museum image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
3. Gordon Depot-Museum
(marker visible just left of entrance)
Gordon Depot-Museum (<i>east elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
4. Gordon Depot-Museum (east elevation)
Gordon Depot-Museum (<i>north elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
5. Gordon Depot-Museum (north elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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