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Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Union Depot

 
 
Union Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
1. Union Depot Marker
Inscription.  The Union Depot was located on 8th Street and Wall Street. It was a favorite gathering place for local citizens on Sunday afternoon to see who was arriving and departing on the trains. Trains of four different railway lines made stops at this station — Southern, Seaboard, A B and C (Atlantic, Birmingham and Coast) and the Albany Train. Many enjoyed those excursion trips to Jacksonville, Brunswick and other points. A restaurant was in operation at the Depot for many years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 31° 58.202′ N, 83° 47.017′ W. Marker is in Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker can be reached from Wall Street West west of 7th Street North (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Cordele Railway Park, overlooking multiple active railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Wall Street West, Cordele GA 31015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad (here, next to this marker); Atlantic & Birmingham Railway (here, next to this marker); Americus, Preston and Lumpkin Railroad
Marker detail: Union Depot, Cordele, GA image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Union Depot, Cordele, GA
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(a few steps from this marker); Savannah, Americus & Montgomery Railway (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Emerson Brown (a few steps from this marker); Georgia & Albany Railway (a few steps from this marker); Georgia Southern & Florida Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol of Georgia Site • 1865 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordele.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cordele Railway Park
 
Union Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
3. Union Depot Marker
(freight train heading west in the background)
Cordele Railway Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
4. Cordele Railway Park
(looking north from Wall Street West • marker and passing freight train visible in background)
Cordele Railway Park has an observation platform, parking area, and a large green space. Historic markers detailing the railroad history of Cordele overlook the tracks. Cordele has a rare type of switch called an interlocking or “Diamond” switch where CSX, Norfolk Southern and Heart of Georgia mainlines all cross one another at one location. This is an excellent place for railroad fans to watch trains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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