Roberta Depot

(2006 photo)

Roberta's depot, which houses the offices of the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, is a contemporary structure modeled after the Atlanta & Florida Railroad station that once stood on the same site. Gone by 1932, the original building was constructed with stylistic features also seen on the A&F depots at Yatesville and Zebulon.

Roberta exists because the A&F bypassed the older community of Knoxville, which is about a mile to the east. Although Knoxville was, and remains, the county seat, many of its residents moved to Roberta to be closer to the railroad. In 1895, the A&F became a branch of Southern Railway.

Located in Crawford County in middle Georgia, Roberta is a town of 1,003. It lies about 25 miles west of Macon.

(2006 photo)

A view of the original depot and the monument to U.S. Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins. (Courtesy of Crawford County Historical Society).

(Courtesy of Crawford County Historical Society).

(Courtesy of Crawford County Historical Society).

1895 timetable showing original Atlanta & Florida route. Southern Railway acquired the A&F a few months before this timetable was issued.

This timetable shows the route after the 1939 abandonment of the Roseland-Fayetteville-Williamson section.


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