The railroad arrives, a pivotal point in the City’s history, touching every aspect of daily life. It delivered the mail and made possible the shipment of goods and services, directly affecting the cotton market. First depot is built on the west side of the tracks.
The Woodstock City Charter is granted by the Georgia legislature on December 8th. City limits are set at ¾ mile north and south of depot, and ½ mile east and west of railroad tracks. Nathan Fowler is first mayor.
A new depot (combination freight and passenger) is built on the east side of the tracks. The structure would later be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the only such listing in Woodstock.