Welcome to the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce!


The Crawford Depot (ca. 1848) is the home of the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce. Tradition has it that the building was built from the original Lithonia Granite crossties used by the railroad. It is one of the few remaining stone depots built by the Georgia Railroad.

Recent Renovations

GDOT joined local and state officials to cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Crawford Depot in Oglethorpe County. Two federal Transportation Enhancement grants administered by GDOT helped fund the work to the old train depot.

The building’s essentially a brand-new building with a 150-year-old granite skeleton. It has a new roof, new electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning, a new floor, a catering kitchen, and modifications to make the building accessible to people with disabilities, among other improvements.

Landscaping on near the building that rests beside Athens Road/State Route 10 will be part of the next phase.

Oglethorpe County History

Oglethorpe County was founded in 1793 and named for General James Edward Oglethorpe who was the founder of the Colony of Georgia. It is the largest county (in area) in Northeast Georgia.

Oglethorpe County has a rich history and has been home to many leaders including U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, Georgia Governors, Georgia Supreme Court Justices and other notables such as Meriwether Lewis, leader of the Lewis and Clarke Expedition.