Trenton station (Atlantic Coast Line Railroad)

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Trenton
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Trenton Depot
General information
Town or city SW corner of N Main St. & NW 4th Ave, Trenton, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 29°36′58″N 82°49′07″W / 29.61598°N 82.81872°W / 29.61598; -82.81872Coordinates: 29°36′58″N 82°49′07″W / 29.61598°N 82.81872°W / 29.61598; -82.81872
Completed ca. 1905
Client Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Technical details
Structural system wooden frame
Design and construction
Architect unknown
Engineer Builder: unknown
A view of the east side

Trenton is a historic train station in Trenton, Florida. It was built in 1905 as a stop on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad line from Newberry to Wilcox and on to Cross City.[1][2]

In 1989, the Trenton Depot was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1]

In 2004, the Florida West Coast Railroad, which then operated the line through Trenton, was allowed to abandon all of its lines except for a short section leading west from Newberry.[3] In March 2010 the city of Trenton was approved for a 2011 state acquisition and development grant for the Trenton Depot.[4] In June 2010 Florida's governor and cabinet approved the state's purchase of a 9.33-mile corridor from Trenton Depot almost to Newberry for the Trenton-Newberry Rail Trail project.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 55, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  2. ^ Hammond's New Practical World Atlas, Hanover House, Garden City, NY: 1957, map of Florida, p. 55
  3. ^ Federal Register, March 2004, Florida West Coast Railroad Company, Inc.--Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in Alachua and Gilchrist Counties, FL
  4. ^ Florids Heritage Grants Program, March 2011 Archived 2012-10-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Florida Dept, of Environmental Regulation press release, June 8, 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to Trenton Depot at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Atlantic Coast Line Railroad   Following station
Terminus
Wilcox – Newberry
toward Newberry