Barnesville Depot

The 1912 Central of Georgia Railway depot at Barnesville stands at the junction of the Central's former Macon-Atlanta mainline and its branch to Thomaston. The Spanish-styled building replaced an earlier stone depot built in 1852 by the Macon & Western.

Barnesville, the county seat of Lamar County, is located about 40 miles northwest of Macon.

The depot's red roof tile, tall chimney pots, and curvilinear gables combine to create one of the most picturesque depot roofs in the state.

Barnesville depot


The depot now serves as the local arts center.

Art show in the former passenger waiting room.

Many years have passed since a railroad ticket was sold at this window.

The old train signal control mechanism has been preserved in the station's bay window. From here the station agent could see up and down the tracks and adjust the trackside signals as needed. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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