Homerville Depot

Homerville's depot, known in its earliest days as Station No. 11, served the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for many years. After ACL successor CSX closed it on May 1, 1983, it was rented to local businesses until the City obtained it in early 2004. Now rehabilitated, it houses the local tourism office as well as the offices of Homerville's Better Hometown program.

The rehab work was completed in 2010 by Charles E. Lewis Construction of Douglas, Georgia. Important historic details were treated with care. For example, in the office area the contractors removed every handmade tile, cleaned each one, and put them back in place.

Funding included $300,000 in Transportation Enhancement monies provided in 2006 by Georgia DOT.

The depot is available for rental. For more information, contact Better Hometown program manager Jenny Robbins at 912-487-0893.

The board-and-batten siding is common to several depots in the region.

The freight platform has been restored to its original open-shelter arrangement. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Smith)

This older photo shows how the platform was previously enclosed.
(Photo by Len Robbins)

The front of the depot before rehabilitation. (Photo by Len Robbins)

A Waycross-bound CSX train rolls by the depot in 2011.

Homerville, a city of 2,800 residents, is the county seat of Clinch County in southeast Georgia.


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