NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The beautiful and very historic Amqui Station in Madison is one of Middle Tennessee’s best kept secrets.
The train station is at the center of the city’s efforts to promote and revive the community.
During the early 1900s, Amqui Station stood just a few feet away from where it does now, taking passengers to and from Louisville, Birmingham, New Orleans and other cities.
The interior has been preserved for years, mainly by Johnny and June Cash who moved it to Hendersonville in the 1970s.
The station is back in the hands of Madison where a movement has begun to bring more events and people to the area and turn things around for the town.
The city has worked really hard to make the inside appear just as it would have in 1910, even down to the older means of communication.
The exterior if prepared for different gatherings throughout the year. The railings are removable and the platform can be used as a stage for an outdoor concert.
The city also has a seasonal farmer’s market there.
Chamber of Commerce board members Nathan Massey and David McMurry say all the work is to get Madison back on top.