After the Civil War, the Houston & Texas Central Railroad continued to build north, passing through here in late-1872. H&TC connected with the Katy Railroad at Dennison, creating the first all-rail service between the Gulf Coast and St. Louis, in March 1873. Because of the railroad, residents began to move to what eventually became Anna and, the Depot was built in 1885. After the railroad abandoned the depot in the mid-1950s, it was moved two miles west of town and used as a barn. The Anna Area Historical Preservation Society rescued the depot in 2007 and moved it to a temporary location. It was then moved May 2018 to its permanent location in Sherley Heritage Park and restoration work was completed in September 2019. Today it remains as the oldest extant railroad station in Texas.
101 South Sherley Rd. Anna, Texas 75409
Anna Depot is the oldest extant railroad station in the State of Texas. Tours (outside of regular hours of operations) can be arranged by phone or email.