Location Information
(for the M & O Railroad Depot)
Name:M & O Railroad Depot
Address:612 Commerce Street, West
City/County:Aberdeen, Monroe County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1870
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:08 Dec 1983
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:05-20-1986
Recorded:08-18-1986
Book/Vol. No.:V. 297, p. 147
Context/Comments
The M&O Depot is significant as the oldest known extant train depot in Mississippi, and for its symbolic role in connecting Aberdeen to the rest of the South, thus insuring the city's agricultural, commercial, and industrial growth. As the oldest example of a train station in Mississippi, Aberdeen's M&O Depot has primary significance as a symbol of the railroads, which revitalized the state's post-war economy, and enabled towns like Aberdeen to re-enter the national economic mainstream.