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Enterprise in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Enterprise Depot

Enterprise Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 12, 2009
1. Enterprise Depot Marker
with Depot in the background
Inscription.  This building was built in 1903 with additions in 1916 and 1997. The first freight shipments and passengers came here on the Alabama Midland railroad in 1898 immediately after construction of the roadbed. That was also the year when most of the brick business buildings downtown were completed. By 1903 a depot was needed as the transportation focus of this town. Along with the new Rawls Hotel, the depot became a gathering place for our citizens. In 1974 the Pea River Historical Society purchased the depot and began operating the Depot Museum.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 31° 18.81′ N, 85° 51.262′ W. Marker is in Enterprise, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on Railroad Street, 0 miles south of West College Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in downtown Enterprise
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in front of the main entrance to the Depot Museum. Railroad tracks pass to the west side of the marker and the depot building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Railroad Street, Enterprise AL 36330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rawls Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Boll Weevil Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Enterprise Academy (approx. half a mile away); Town of Level Plains (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Clintonville Academy (approx. 7.2 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enterprise.
Regarding Enterprise Depot. The Enterprise Depot was listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1974 under the name "Seaboard Coastline Depot" (listing #74000405). It was built by the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, which had acquired the interests of the former Alabama Midland Railway by 1902.

Depot Museum hours as of July 2009 were Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm; and Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon.
Additional keywords. Seaboard Coast Line coastline Atlantic ACL SCL train
The Enterprise Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 12, 2009
2. The Enterprise Depot Museum
The Enterprise Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 12, 2009
3. The Enterprise Depot Museum
seen along Railroad Street
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,031 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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