Juliette Depot

The 1884 East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad depot at Juliette still has the "Whistlestop" sign from its movie days. The town was the setting of the 1992 film "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe."

Originally the depot stood beside the railroad at McCrackin Street. It was on the west side of the tracks but was moved to the east side for the movie. Afterwards, it was returned to the west side, but is now about 200 feet northwest of its original location.

The ETV&G was merged into Southern Railway in 1895. Southern became Norfolk Southern in 1982 and that railroad still operates on the nearby tracks.

(Three photos above: May 2014).

This older photo shows an earlier shingled roof, now replaced with metal.

A 1912 postcard photo of the depot is online at Juliette's web site, juliettega.com.

A 1910 photo and a 1911-12 photo of this depot is online at the Vanishing Georgia website. 

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