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History of "Union Station" in Columbia

Did you know the Columbia Railway Depot was called “Union Station”? This Depot was completed in 1905 by the Nashville, Chattanooga, St. Louis Railway, and the L & N Railroad.

The coming of the railroad in 1859 was possibly one of the greatest things in early Maury history. The entire county celebrated with a great town barbecue the day the first iron horse steamed into Columbia.

Many notable people passed through the Depot, including President William Howard Taft, General John Pershing, Buffalo Bill, evangelist Billy Sunday, and scores more.

The Depot was used for passenger travel up until 1966. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Maury County, Tennessee on Oct. 23, 1986.


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