Train Depot

Rustic charm, exposed brick, boarding platform, and green space all come together to create a unique venue for your next special occasion.

About the Train Depot

Originally constructed as a freight and passenger depot for the Atlanta & West Point Railroad in the 1850s, the Depot 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 pitched battle south of Newnan at Brown’s Mill on Corinth Road, which ended in a victory for the Confederates.

After passenger and freight train service was discontinued in the 1950s, the Depot briefly served as a seed store before the building fell into disrepair. Subsequently, the passenger section and freight platform were torn down. In the mid-1990s, the remaining portion of the building was donated to the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. In 2000, with renewed interest in the Battle of Brown’s Mill, a plan was formulated to commemorate the Corinth Road site and use the depot as an educational facility. The Society, with the support and efforts of local Representative Lynn Smith, received a grant from the Governor’s Office to restore the building and prepare exhibits to interpret the famous local battle.

Newnan and Coweta County residents pictured on the dirt road streets
Train cars run along the tracks

The Society has plans to obtain funds to rebuild the passenger section of the building. This space will provide additional exhibition space and meeting areas.

Five paintings by local artist Martin Pate, depicting the hospital site at the courthouse, the arrival of Federal troops at the Depot, a battle scene at Brown’s Mill, and the headquarters of Confederate General Joseph Wheeler, make up the exhibit. New exhibits are planned in the near future.

In addition to the paintings, the exhibit contains other artifacts related to the Battle at Brown’s Mill. Display panels provide a brief overview of the history of Newnan and Coweta County throughout the 20th century.

Event Spaces

The Train Depot is the perfect venue for weddings and other social events.

What Our Visitors Say

"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! There were so many interesting things to see. The house is beautifully appointed, and the exhibits are stellar...We will definitely go again and highly recommend it!"
— Jan Johnson, Facebook user

"Look no further than this top-notch venue!" — Sabrina Melendez, Facebook user

"A beautiful place located in a very charming town with great character! The history that surrounds this area attracts people who appreciate the southern charm that rubs off on visitors!" — Chickie Olsen, Facebook user

"Love the facility! Beautiful place with an old soul." — Jessica London, Google maps user

"Great place for a party of any type. It is big enough to handle a large party, DJ, bar, and other set-up needed. We had a great time with the family of all ages, the little ones had plenty of room to run around and have fun, lots of room to dance." — Freddy Solis, Google maps user

Reach out to our rental coordinator Paige Paul at 678-877-6571 or email nchsevents@gmail.com to schedule a site tour or book an event.