Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/00/00 Memphis and Charleston Railroad Architect Probably designed by Gabriel Jordan Jr of Luray, Virginia, the Scottsboro Memphis and Charleston Depot is built with 17 inch thick brick bearing walls by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
1861/01/08 Confederates soldiers makes a third even more intense attack, once again are driven back. Finally, the Confederates fell back and opened artillery fire on the soldiers at the Depot, after which the Union soldiers fell back to the mountain.
1861/01/08 United States Colored Troops Union Troops Confederate troops under the command of Gen H B LyonLed attack Scottsboro Depot defended by 29 soldiers of the 101 First US Colored Infantry and 25 soldiers of the 110 US Colored Infantry led by 1st Lt John Hull.
1865/01/08 Confederates mass their force on the north side of the depot and make an assault. Grabbing for the muzzles of the Union's guns, they attempt to wrest them through the loopholes of the depot. The Union troops repulse the attack after 10 minutes.
1877/00/00 East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Operators In 1877, the Memphis and Charleston, in such financial trouble, lease out its line to the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. 1885 stockholder records of the ETV and G line show that repairs were made to the depot in that year.
1892/00/00 The Scottsboro Depot serves passengers until 1892, when a new passenger depot is built 0.25 miles east of the original (passenger depot was moved to a private residence). The 1861 depot remained important in the life of the city and county for decades.
1894/00/00 Southern Railway Company Owner The East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad retain the Memphis and Charleston Railroad until the former is absorbed by the Southern Railroad in 1894.
1985/00/00 Norfolk Southern Railway Owner In the 1980s, Norfolk Southern ends freight service at the Scottsboro Depot. Restoration of the depot began in 1991.

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Particulars for Scottsboro Memphis and Charleston Railroad Depot:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Railroad
Historic Use Railroad Depot
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 20th February 1998

Registry Name: Scottsboro Memphis and Charleston Railroad Depot
Registry Address: Jct. of N. Houston and Maple Ave.
Registry Number: 98000107
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Significant Year: 1861, 1892, c 1898
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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