Anna in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Anna Train Depot
The depot was 70 feet in length when it was built in 1885 but was shortened to 30 feet in 1937. For many years an abundance of Johnson grass and bales of cotton crossed the threshold of the depot. It was closed in the late 1950's and remained in its original spot on the other side of the railroad tracks 200 feet west of this site.
In the early 1960's, the railroad planned to tear the depot down so a local businessman acquired it. He moved it to his farm 2 miles west of town and used it to store hay. The farm was purchased by a developer in the late 1990's and the depot was in jeopardy of being destroyed. The Anna Area Historical Preservation Society was founded on February 12, 2004 with a goal to rescue, relocate and restore the depot. The depot was donated to AAHPS in 2007 and moved to a temporary location west of downtown near the Powell Gin.
In November 2017, the Anna City Council designated Sherley Heritage
Erected 2018 by Anna Area Historical Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 2004.
Location. 33° 20.937′ N, 96° 32.898′ W. Marker is in Anna, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sherley Road and 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Sherley Road. The marker is located in front of the Anna Depot in Sherley Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Sherley Road, Anna TX 75409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A. Sherley & Bro. Hardware Store (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church of Anna (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Education in Anna (approx. ¼ mile away); Mantua (approx. 2.2 miles away); Coffman Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Highland Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Corner Post of Uncle Charlie Wysong's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 2.9 miles away); Elm Grove Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
Also see . . . Anna, TX.
Although Collin McKinney settled within(Submitted on March 31, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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