Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Cowpens Depot



Marker ID: SCHM 42-17
Location: 120 Palmetto St., Cowpens, SC
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 35° 0.886    W 081° 48.162
  35.01476666    -81.8027
Style: Free Standing **
 



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This passenger and freight depot was built in 1896 by the Southern Railway and was originally 1 block N. at Brown & Church Sts. It replaced an 1873 depot on the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway, later merged into the Southern. This depot served passengers into the 1950s and handled freight until 1967. It was moved in 1982, renovated and opened as the Cowpens Museum & Civic Center in 1985, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Erected by the Cowpens Museum Committee, 1998


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Wikipedia - Cowpens, South Carolina
Wikipedia - Southern Railway (U.S.)
Wikipedia - Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway