Fitzgerald Depots

The old Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic depot, built in 1907-10, now houses the Blue & Gray Museum, which tells the story of the Union Army veterans who moved from the Midwest to the city in the late 1890s.

Fitzgerald, the county seat of Ben Hill County in southeast Georgia, is a city of 9,075 people. Its National Register-listed downtown historic district has much of architectural and town planning interest.


A postcard view of the depot in its AB&A days.

Fitzgerald, Georgia, train depot

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A 1915 Sanborn map indicates that a lunch room was at the depot's east end.
(From Digital Library of Georgia, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps).

Seaboard Air Line Railway depot in Fitzgerald, Georgia

Fitzgerald's Seaboard Air Line Railway depot. The sign reads "S.A.L. Ry Passenger Station."

Georgia & Alabama Railway passenger depot in Fitzgerald, Ga.

This photo shows the depot when it belonged to SAL predecessor Georgia & Alabama Railway. To enlarge, click here.

Georgia & Alabama Railway freight depot, Fitzgerald, Ga.

The G&A freight depot. (From: "The Georgia & Alabama Railway and its Territory", The Southern States, January 1897, p. 473. Online at Internet Archive here.)

Related Information:

Pamphlet of the American Tribune Soldiers' Colony, conceived by Philander H. Fitzgerald. Online at Duke University Libraries website here. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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