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Friday, June 5, 2020

Smyrna, TN Train Depot

Smyrna, TN Train Depot

Here is the railroad station of the town I call home. The photo was taken in 2012 and there have been recent changes to the area, such as the far side had the roof extended for a musician stage.

The city of Smyrna has its roots to when a station was built here in 1851 and the town sprung up around it. (The line that ran from Nashville to Chattanooga placed a depot every 8 or so miles along the route.) This brick depot was built in 1873.

The historic building had lied vacant for many years, but it is starting to see a little bit of activity. Most of the town festivals are held at the depot and along Front St. Within the last 5 years, the town has worked on revitalizing the area with landscaping and a roundabout at the intersection in front of the depot. The green flag in the picture is the city's logo.

See the historical marker here:
seemidtn.com/gallery/index.php?album=historical-markers%2...

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