Need something to do this weekend? Why not be a tourist in your own town and visit the Three Notch Museum!
About The Top Notch Museum
In the late 1890s, businessmen in Andalusia were offering a $5,000 prize to the first rail line to pass through the town. The Central Georgia Railway claimed the prize and completed the track in late 1899 and built a depot on the land. Andalusia began to flourish thanks to the new railway – the population grew from 551 to 2,480 in just 10 years.
After the railroad was defunct years later, the depot building fell into a state of disrepair. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and the Covington Historical Society began to raise funds to renovate it. Various civic clubs and junior leagues in Andalusia contributed time and monetary donations to clean up the depot, refinish the floors, paint, and restore it to its former glory.
During Your Visit
The museum’s display items have been generously donated and feature items from Andala and Alatex, The Horse Shoe Lumber Company, war artifacts, and more. There is a significant collection of antique bottles and early photographs alongside other charming relics from the past. The museum also features a large Norfolk Southern caboose, a small CSX motor car, and a large model railway for visitors to enjoy.
You can also check out the original, historical River Falls Post Office, complete with original mailboxes and an early schoolroom. Additionally, the Clark Family Log Cabin is on display and open to visitors. Inside, you’ll find a log crib and other replicas of era household items. Wrap up your museum visit with a stop to the Henry B. Little Country store for a perfect example of the kind of mom-and-pop stores that filled the America of yesteryear.
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