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Ashford in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ashford Depot

 
 
Ashford Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
1. Ashford Depot Marker
Inscription. This depot, an example of late 19th century Victorian railroad architecture, was constructed by the Alabama Midland Railroad in March, 1888 as a way station on the Bainbridge-to-Montgomery route. The depot was the only building to survive a devastating 1915 fire which destroyed the original town area parallel to the railroad track. The Ashford Depot Committee has restored the building to its former appearance and has furnished it with original antiques. The depot houses an “Artifacts of the Wiregrass Museum”, political history memorabilia and has a community room for use by area citizens.
 
Erected 1989 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ashford Depot Committee.
 
Location. 31° 11.006′ N, 85° 14.258′ W. Marker is in Ashford, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Midland Street, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Midland Street, Ashford AL 36312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashford Centennial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Incorporation of Ashford/Ashford - a Unique Name
Ashford Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
2. Ashford Depot
(about 600 feet away); Ashford United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cowarts Baptist Church / Cowarts School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gordon Cemetery / Early Gordon Leaders (approx. 8.3 miles away); Gordon Baptist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashford.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama Midland Railroad Depot and Museum. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Ashford Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
3. Ashford Train Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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