Details for Old Brookeland Depot (Atlas Number 5405007592)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5405007592


Marker Number 7592
Atlas Number 5405007592
Marker Title Old Brookeland Depot
Index Entry Brookeland Depot
City San Augustine
County San Augustine
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes railroad; railroads depots
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location private property - no access
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Formerly on Great Northern Railway, organized 1898 by John Henry Kirby, a leading Texas lumberman. Named for the Brooke family, donors of depot site. In 1960, when Sam Rayburn Dam was built, G. N. Railway (part of Santa Fe system) was relocated. This 1914 depot-- once center of community life-- became surplus. Moved 40 miles, it has had unique features preserved in conversion to farm house by Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Horton. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966