Preserving a wonderful bit of Fayetteville history, the Fayette Depot is now a storied and unique locale where you can make lasting memories.
Our goal is to provide you with the perfect setting, where you can hold the event of your choosing; from rehearsal dinners, to corporate outings, birthday or graduation parties. This beautiful space is also ideal for smaller, intimate gatherings like baby showers or luncheons.
The railroad line through Fayetteville was built by the Atlanta and Ft. Valley Railroad Company in 1887 and 1888. It carried freight and passengers and in 1895 was acquired by the Southern Railway Company.
The present building was built in 1902. Besides being a big shipper of cotton, the depot also was the scene of Fayetteville’s social life. In the summer time, young people met the mail train at 5:15 p.m. and then continued to the post office to see who actually got mail.
The depot’s business started to decline in the 1920’s. Many factors contributed to it such as the decline in the production of cotton, growth of the freight trucking business and increased use of automobiles. After the railroad tracks were taken up in 1939, the building served as a furniture store, storage facility, propane gas business and restaurant.
From 1939 – 1972 it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Huie S. Nipper as a restaurant and grocery store. From 1972 – 1985 it was owned by PetroFlame and in 1985 was bought by the City of Fayetteville and moved to its current location.
The Fayette Depot now functions as a historic event center.