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Oneonta in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot

 
 
Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 11, 2010
1. Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  Starting in 1889, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, also known as the Birmingham Mineral Railroad, began railroad freight and passenger service to Oneonta with the completion of the rail line from Boyles Railroad Yard near Birmingham to the Champion Iron Ore Mines. By 1905, the railroad through Oneonta ran to Attalla and Gadsden to the northeast, connecting with the Alabama Mineral Division of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Originally the L&N provided passenger and freight service to Oneonta, and the L&N depot provided the passenger ticketing and waiting area. In addition, the railroad’s agent had space in the depot to handle freight billing and railroad-related operational work. Railroad passenger service ended in 1951. The L&N Railroad depot was located in downtown Oneonta behind the Garner Hotel. In 1975, the depot was moved from the downtown area to the present location and since has been used as a meeting site for various functions.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Oneonta.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars
Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 11, 2010
2. Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot Marker
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Location. 33° 56.664′ N, 86° 28.548′ W. Marker is in Oneonta, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is on 2nd Street South ¼ mile south of Alabama Highway 75, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oneonta AL 35121, 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. Welcome to Oneonta (here, next to this marker); Blount County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Champion Mines (approx. one mile away); Antioch Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 8.1 miles away); Holly Springs School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Gabriel Hanby, 1786-1826 (approx. 8½ miles away); History of Locust Fork (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oneonta.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Photo of the Oneonta L. & N Railroad Depot Building. (Submitted on December 11, 2010.)
2. Depots in Alabama. Photos and location informations on additional L & N Depots as well as other depots in Alabama. (Submitted on December 11, 2010.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,241 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2010, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Oneonta Depot building. • Can you help?
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Sep. 23, 2020