If you are a local, then you know about the downtown revitalization project in Smyrna. One of the things being “revitalized” is the Smyrna Depot. I have to say that I have been excited about this project….I’ve always loved the old Depot.
There is a state historical marker outside the depot (though it is actually on the other side of the railroad tracks) and kind of difficult to read as you are “zooming” by on Lowry Street. So, for your reading enjoyment, a transcription of the marker is below.
“A combined freight and passenger house, the Smyrna Railroad Depot was erected in 1851, and replaced in 1873. It was a direct result of the charter granted by the State of Tennessee on December 11, 1845, to the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to connect this area with the seaports of Charleston and New Orleans. The depot is the brick, rectangular-shaped structure that lies due west, just across the tracks.”
In case you think I am being a slacker today, and copying the sign text rather than giving you an original entry….you are correct!