Jacksonville Train Depot Celebrates 150 Years

A historic landmark in Jacksonville was celebrated as it marked 150 years. The Jacksonville Train Depot was originally built in 1860 during the Civil War. Ten years ago, community volunteers gathered and spent two years renovating the building into what it looks like today.

People from the community and surrounding areas were invited out to the celebration and open house to learn more about the depot’s history as well as see what all the depot has to offer the City of Jacksonville. The depot sits along side of the Chief Ladiga trail and Mayor Johnny Smith says this building will forever be a special place for the city and its residents.

Mayor Smith also says the train depot is used for a variety of special occasions like birthdays and wedding ceremonies. The depot is also used a lot by JSU students and on campus organizations who also love to host events there.


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