Eastman Depot

Eastman's Southern Railway depot was built around 1906, when cotton was replacing timber as the area's economic mainstay.

The town developed after the Civil War along the tracks of Southern Railway predecessors Macon & Brunswick Railroad and East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad.

The Uplands Hotel with its mansard roof may have contributed to Eastman's once being called the "Paris of the Wiregrass."

From: South (timetables). East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway System, January 1890. Online at Internet Archive here.

The county seat of Dodge County in middle Georgia, Eastman is a city of 5,400 people.

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