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Winder in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Winder Railroad Depot

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Winder Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
1. Winder Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 33° 59.493′ N, 83° 43.343′ W. Marker is in Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is on Porter Street just west of North Broad Street (Georgia Route 53), on the left when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the north entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Porter Street, Winder GA 30680, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Builder of the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barrow County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Barrow County (about 400 feet away); Historic Barrow County Jail (about 500 feet away); Barrow County War Memorial (about 500 feet
Winder Railroad Depot (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
2. Winder Railroad Depot (northeast elevation)
(marker is mounted just to the left of the north entrance)
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away); Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett County Boundary Obelisk (about 500 feet away); Hal Jackson Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winder.
 
Regarding Winder Railroad Depot. National Register of Historic Places #79000696. Also a contributing property in Jackson Street Commercial Historic District, NRHP #84000885. Currently home to the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early History of Winder. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry:
Snodon, Jug, Jug Tavern, and Brandon are all former names for the city of Winder, The Georgia, Carolina, and Northern Railway, which later merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railway, first passed through town in 1892. Enterprising citizens offered the Seaboard Air Line Railway about sixteen acres to bring the tracks, originally slated to pass four miles south, through town. Townspeople were so delighted with the railway’s decision to relocate the tracks that they changed the town’s name to honor John H. Winder, the general manager of Seaboard.
(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Decapod pays homage to Winder’s railroad roots. Railfanning website entry:
The town’s railroad past is on display next to its historic depot
Barrow County Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
3. Barrow County Historical Society Marker
(mounted on the east side of Winder Depot)
on Porter Street: Gainesville Midland No. 208. Built by Pennsylvania-based Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1930, the decapod – as the locomotive is known because of its 10 drive wheels – originally operated as No. 530 on the Seaboard Air Line. After its retirement, No. 208 was given to the city of Winder.
(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Winder Depot image. Click for more information.
via NPS, unknown
4. Winder Depot
NPGallery: Digital Asset Management System website entry
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Winder Railroad Depot (<i>north elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
5. Winder Railroad Depot (north elevation)
Winder Railroad Depot (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
6. Winder Railroad Depot (south elevation)
Gainesville Midland Locomotive № 208<br>(<i>the "decapod"</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2021
7. Gainesville Midland Locomotive № 208
(the "decapod")
(on exhibit beside the Winder Railroad Depot)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on December 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5, 6, 7. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Oct. 3, 2022