Burgaw is home to the oldest train depot in North Carolina

Although it’s not used for its original purpose anymore, the Burgaw Train Depot still remains an important part of the town’s history.

The Historic Burgaw Train Depot sits right in the heart of the town of Burgaw.

It also happens to be the oldest train depot in North Carolina.

The depot was built in 1850 and has survived multiple fires and hurricanes, and even the Civil War.

Although it’s not used for its original purpose anymore, the Burgaw Train Depot still remains an important part of the town’s history.

The depot was built in 1850, 30 years before Burgaw even became a town.

The railroad bought several hundred acres of land in Burgaw for the site to serve as a water and wood transportation center for the trains heading north.

“It’s just remarkable that this depot has survived the ravages of hurricanes, war, the Civil War, and neglect,” Pender County Library Director Mike Taylor said.

In the 1980’s, the North Carolina Department of History declared it as the oldest surviving depot in North Carolina.

Today, many original parts of the depot still remain including the floors, beams, and doors.

There are many stories of what all has occurred at the Burgaw Train Depot over the last couple of hundreds of years.

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