Welcome. Glad you stopped by to visit our Historic Train Depot in Ellerslie! We are located north of Columbus and south of Altanta in the growing community of Ellerslie, Georgia at 4780 Harris Road.
Please visit our News and Events for What’s Happening Now! You may also click the Reserve the Depot link for information and a calendar if you are considering having your event with us.
Depot RestorationProject History
In May 2005 the first phase of the project began when the building was relocated to the original position where it was constructed in 1891, along the former railroad tracks at the intersection of Harris Road and Warm Springs Road facing Georgia Highway 85. Since then the exterior of the building has undergone minor restoration and has been repainted in the 1891 color scheme of Ochre yellow and green. A new metal shingle roof was added and a front porch is being renovated.
The interior restoration was completed in February 2007. The interior has been modernized to include new restroom facilities, electrical wiring and lighting, a heat pump has been installed and much more. Throughout this intensive reconstruction, the original 1890’s wood planking and siding and the many historical architectural features have been preserved and restored.
While the project has received support from Harris County’s Board of Commissioners, a financial grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation and donations from numerous families, the Depot Board encourages the citizens of Ellerslie to join us in our continued efforts to raise the money needed to improve the facility for the benefit of our entire community. As you may have noticed, our Community Pavilion has been completed and is available for an event. The pavilion is equipped with large picnic tables and electricity. We also have added a beautiful Gazebo that would be just lovely for photos of weddings, rehearsal dinners and events.
Please click on the Photos link and take a virtual tour of the Ellerslie Depot, Community Pavilion and outdoor Gazebo. You will enjoy looking at these photos as you consider renting the Depot for your next event.