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Cartersville Train Depot
Historic Colored Waiting Room

Etowah Bush School is located in the historic colored waiting room of the Cartersville Train Depot at 1 Friendship Plaza in downtown Cartersville, Georgia.


The Cartersville Train Depot was built in 1854, under the direction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, to provide through passenger train service between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.


From 1854 to the late 1950s, the Cartersville Train Depot would bear witness to enslaved labor, Civil War battle, chain gang and convict labor, as well as the Black Migration to and from the South.


Photo courtesy of the Bartow History Museum

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