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Flowery Branch in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Flowery Branch Depot

 
 
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
1. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Inscription.  Cotton, leather and furniture, as well as manufactured items from the region passed through these walls, as did passengers during its working years (c.1890-1970s) as a Richmond & Danville Railroad and Southern Railway System Depot. Sold to the City of Flowery Branch for $1.00 in 1972, the building was later rehabilitated with Federal Transportation Enhancement Funding through the Georgia Department of Transportation, and moved from its original site directly across Railroad Ave. (RR property), to this location, 5302 Railroad Ave. (original site of the Carlisle General Merchandising Building, now City Property).

In 2001, the rehabilitated building was dedicated to its new use as a museum and community center. The Depot both educates citizens and gives a special identity to the historic Main Street displaying its significance to Georgia’s railroad and town development history.
 
Erected 2010 by Friends of the Depot, Flowery Branch, Georgia, Inc., Flowery Branch Better Hometown, Inc., and Flowery Branch Historic Preservation Commission.
 
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Location. 34° 11.083′ N, 83° 55.517′ W. Marker is in Flowery Branch, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5302 Railroad Avenue, Flowery Branch GA 30542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jackson at Young's Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Redwine (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Bolt That Threw 38 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 8.3 miles away); Historic Sugar Hill Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flowery Branch.
 
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
2. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The original marker was stolen. This replacement was erected in 2011. There is a very slight difference in wording, referring to the "Carlisle Building."
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
3. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
4. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Across the tracks is Georgia Highway 13 (Atlanta Highway).
The Flowery Branch Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
5. The Flowery Branch Depot and Marker
Caboose in Flowery Branch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
6. Caboose in Flowery Branch
This old caboose stands across Railroad Avenue from the depot, adjoining the original site of the building and the railroad tracks. For years the caboose was used as the city's visitor center.
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
7. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
Looking southwest on Railroad Avenue.
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
8. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The Depot and the Caboose.
The Flowery Branch Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, September 23, 2012
9. The Flowery Branch Depot Marker
The view looking northeast along Railroad Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida.   3. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida.   6. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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