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Evergreen in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Louisville and Nashville Depot

Evergreen, Alabama

— Built in 1907 —

 
 
The Louisville and Nashville Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2022
1. The Louisville and Nashville Depot Marker
Inscription.  
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 these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 31° 25.973′ N, 86° 57.32′ W. Marker is in Evergreen, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker is on Depot Square north of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Depot Square, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Evergreen (here, next to this marker); The Bank of Evergreen (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice's (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Native Son Ernest Stanley Crawford, M.D. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conecuh County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander Travis (approx.
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0.4 miles away); The Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evergreen.
 
Regarding The Louisville and Nashville Depot. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Louisville and Nashville freight and passenger depot is the major landmark of this small town and is similar to, but somewhat larger than the depots constructed by this line shortly after the turn of the century. In the 1850's the first successful attempt to connect Evergreen with the major centers in the state by rail was begun. Subscriptions of the Alabama Florida Railroad, which was to connect Montgomery with Pensacola, were raised in Conecuh County as well as in other cities which were to benefit from the railroad. …

By 1859 work from both directions had been begun, but the road was not completed until April of 1861. Following the Civil War, the Alabama Florida line merged with the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad to connect the southern terminus of the Alabama and Florida line with Mobile. …

In January of 1881, the line was leased to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company which eventually acquired the road in 1900. Seven years after the purchase
The Louisville and Nashville Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2022
2. The Louisville and Nashville Depot Marker
Featured marker is left of the door.
of the line, L&N constructed the present station at a cost of $14,911.

 
Also see . . .  Louisville and Nashville Depot (PDF). National Register nomination for the depot, which was listed in 1975. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Louisville & Nashville Depot, Evergreen, AL image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2022
3. Louisville & Nashville Depot, Evergreen, AL
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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