Historic Tunnel Hill depot undergoing repairs

Tunnel Hill
(Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Officials here are in the process of repairing the roof of the historic depot in the center of town, one of the oldest train depots in the state.

The historic Tunnel Hill railroad depot was built using limestone from nearby Chetogetta Mountain beginning in 1848, the same year work on a nearby 1,477-foot-long tunnel started. Both were built as the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad was constructed between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn.

For years, the depot was part of a mill that was constructed around the historic building.

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