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Carlisle Passenger Depot

Originally built in 1912 by L&N Railroad soon after the original frame depot burned, the Carlisle Passenger Depot was the focal point for local travelers to Lexington, Maysville, and neighboring communities. The Lexington and Maysville Railroad was completed to Carlisle by 1871 and joined the L&N system in 1891.

The train depot fell into disrepair until 1981, when the Nicholas County Historical Society renovated the building. It is now the home of Nicholas County rotary which meets here weekly. The building has two large meeting rooms and a full kitchen, and can be rented for birthday parties, reunions and other events.

Carlisle Passenger Depot Notable Facts:
  • The iron railing around the garden was originally part of the courthouse yard.

  • The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Carlisle Passenger Depot

101 East Market Street, Carlisle KY 40311


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