The Louisville and Nashville Depot, located at 101 E. Railroad St. in Nashville, Illinois, is the city's former Louisville and Nashville Railroad station. The station was built in 1885 as part of the L&N's expansion through Southern Illinois in the 1880s. The building has a simple vernacular design common to L&N depots in small towns, which were intended to be functional rather than elaborate. The railroad exported the products of Washington County's industries, which included coal, dairy products, grain, and lumber, through the station; it also imported goods such as automobiles, fertilizer, and commercial products. In addition, the railroad provided passenger service to Nashville; at the peak of service, seven daily passenger trains stopped at the depot, and students in other parts of the county used the trains to attend Nashville's high school. The depot also served as an information center for Nashville; the city's telegraph station was located at the depot, and St. Louis daily newspapers arrived by train. The depot remained in service as late as the 1950s but closed sometime prior to 1984.