Colbert, Ga - Old Downtown and Railroad Station

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Colbert, Ga (pronounced call-bert) is a small town in Madison County,about 11 miles from downtown Athens. The 

Colbert Ga Old passenger station by Mike Saunders

incorporated town itself is small with a population of less than 600, with an area of less than 1 square mile. However, the Colbert, Ga zip code, 30628, covers a much larger area, almost 45 square miles, including parts of adjacent Oglethorpe County with a population of over 5200.

SCL Caboose by Mike Saunders

The old railway passenger station is still in use today. It no longer serves as a platform for passengers to embark onto or disembark off of trains but is used for community functions. A caboose from the old Seaboard Coast Line stands in a small park next door to the old station.The old freight terminal is now a local pharmacy.

Colbert drug store by Mike Saunders

Across the street from the passenger terminal is the old downtown. The buildings are all old brick, some colorfully painted and still decorated with old advertizing and other signs. A few of the buildings are still in use.

Old Colbert Ga by Mike Saunders

For more information on Colbert, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Colbert, Ga, or elsewhere in the Greater Athens area please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page.



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Cynthia Bartch
Granville, OH

Hi Mike, that old red caboose is eye candy to me, I used to travel by train quite a bit as a youngster! Nice to know the old passenger terminal is still being used today.

Jul 13, 2009 09:50 AM #1
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Cynthia - I love old railroads, give me steam any day. And cabooses.

Jul 13, 2009 03:30 PM #2
Jeff Conner

I travel restoring railroad cars and came upon this caboose by accident yesterday. I did a uturn to go back and take a look. It is in fantastic shape for preservation. If you happen to know of who I might talk to about helping preserve this caboose I'd like to talk with them. Or my number is 724 813 2614.

Dec 20, 2019 09:28 PM #3
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