Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot
Newnan, GA 30263
The Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot is a historic rail freight passenger depot that has been restored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Paintings and history memorabilia are on display. Open by appointment or for special events.
Originally constructed as a freight and passenger depot for the Atlanta & West Point Railroad in the 1850s, it was the site of an encounter between Federal and Confederate forces in July 1864. As a raiding party of Federal troops approached from the east, they were surprised at the depot by Confederate troops that had been detained by rail damage north of Newnan at Palmetto. A brief skirmish ensued, followed by a two-day battle south of Newnan at Brown's Mill, which ended in a victory for the Confederates.
Paintings that depict the arrival of Federal troops at the depot, a battle scene at Brown's Mill, and the headquarters of Confederate General Joseph Wheeler, are on display. Visitors also can see artifacts from the Battle at Brown's Mill.
Info & Amenities
Free Parking, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms
Open Year 'Round
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages