The freight room section of the Georgia Railroad depot at Thomson dates back to 1860; the front passenger section was added later. A distinctive feature is the slight curve of the roofline seen in other Georgia Railroad depots of the period.
The building, renovated in 1981, will soon (2013) see more repairs and renovations on the passenger section, which previously housed the local chamber of commerce. The freight room has long been used as a community meeting room.
Thomson is a city of 6,715 in east Georgia, about 25 miles from Augusta. It is the county seat of McDuffie County.