Details for Old Railroad Depot

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5207003787


Marker Number 3787
Atlas Number 5207003787
Marker Title Old Railroad Depot
Index Entry Railroad Depot, Old
Address Business US 277
City Haskell
County Haskell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 431322
UTM Northing 3667055
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location S of Haskell, E side of Business US 277, between CR 410 and CR 412
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built 1906 by Wichita Valley Railroad Company when laying tracks into Haskell; originally located on Depot Street, this building saw service during era when large shipments of cotton, cattle, grain came through area. At train time, citizens would flock to depot to see travelers and hear news and gossip. After W. V. Railroad stopped passenger service (1951), depot was made into a museum (1963); still contains original furniture. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.

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