ABOUT PEONIES DEPOT

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CONTEMPORARY CHIC, HISTORIC CHARM

THE DEPOT

Upon completion, Peonies Depot will offer a unique venue where modern style merges with historical charm and creates an atmosphere for one of a kind events, gatherings and gifts. With over 3,000 square feet of meticulously crafted space and style that accommodates up to 50 guests, the depot is the perfect setting for all types of events.

A spectacular structure dating back to 1898, the depot is an adaptive reuse and restoration of Texas history. Thoughtfully designed with an attention to detail, Peonies Depot blends custom finishes and designer touches with historical elements to preserve the charm of the building and the surrounding area. The long list of treasures includes the original train car doors, an exposed signature wall, original hardwood floors in some areas, large windows, a spiral staircase, wooden ceiling beams in the main space and 1930s photo of Amon G. Carter in front of the depot. Modern amenities such as a bridal room abound throughout the space, while a picturesque outdoor space provides a variety of quaint seating options, a covered patio and a majestic gazebo.

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CONTEMPORARY CHIC, HISTORIC CHARM

THE DEPOT

Upon completion, Peonies Depot will offer a unique venue where modern style merges with historical charm and creates an atmosphere for one of a kind events, gatherings and gifts. With over 3,000 square feet of meticulously crafted space and style that accommodates up to 50 guests, the depot is the perfect setting for all types of events.

A spectacular structure dating back to 1898, the depot is an adaptive reuse and restoration of Texas history. Thoughtfully designed with an attention to detail, Peonies Depot blends custom finishes and designer touches with historical elements to preserve the charm of the building and the surrounding area. The long list of treasures includes the original train car doors, an exposed signature wall, original hardwood floors in some areas, large windows, a spiral staircase, wooden ceiling beams in the main space and 1930s photo of Amon G. Carter in front of the depot. Modern amenities such as a bridal room abound throughout the space, while a picturesque outdoor space provides a variety of quaint seating options, a covered patio and a majestic gazebo.

 

THE STORY STARTS HERE

THE HISTORY

The town of Nocona owes its very existence to the arrival of the railroad. As the cattle drive era of the Chisholm Trail quickly became a thing of the past, the town was platted in early 1887 and named after Peta Nocona, the father of the famous Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker. The first train arrived on June 7, 1887, consisting of a locomotive and one passenger car. It wasn’t long before several passenger and freight trains traveled to Nocona on a daily basis. As Nocona became an economic and industrial center of the county, many older towns in the area, bypassed by the railroad, shuttered their doors as their citizens moved to Nocona.

The depot was built in 1898 and served as the Nocona train depot for more than seventy years. In their heyday, railroads connected the county’s cotton and livestock production with a means of delivery throughout the nation, providing area residents with their main source of livelihood. The farming, dairy and leather goods industries all gained worldwide success because of their access to the railroad. By the 1950s, the railroads faced fierce competition from large-truck freight lines, automobiles and airplanes. Gradually, coaches were removed until, by 1955, only two remained. As business continued to decline, officials decided to discontinue passenger service altogether to and from Nocona. The last passenger train from Wichita Falls passed through Nocona on May 15, 1959.

As the train station fell out of use and into disrepair, the depot was moved to its current location on Highway 82 in the 1970s, but was later abandoned. In 2020, the station was purchased by Jodi Womble, who lovingly restored the building to preserve the charm of the original depot and surrounding community. It was renamed Peonies Depot and renovation began to revive the building that played such an important role in Nocona’s history.

Peonies Depot opens a new chapter in the train station’s long history. Today, Peonies Depot is both one of the newest and oldest treasures in Nocona. The depot’s rich history and beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for an inviting yet unique experience and home to Peonies gift boutique.

old nocona train depot
Jodi and her mother-in-law standing in front of peonies sign
old nocona train depot

THE STORY STARTS HERE

THE HISTORY

The town of Nocona owes its very existence to the arrival of the railroad. As the cattle drive era of the Chisholm Trail quickly became a thing of the past, the town was platted in early 1887 and named after Peta Nocona, the father of the famous Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker. The first train arrived on June 7, 1887, consisting of a locomotive and one passenger car. It wasn’t long before several passenger and freight trains traveled to Nocona on a daily basis. As Nocona became an economic and industrial center of the county, many older towns in the area, bypassed by the railroad, shuttered their doors as their citizens moved to Nocona.

The depot was built in 1898 and served as the Nocona train depot for more than seventy years. In their heyday, railroads connected the county’s cotton and livestock production with a means of delivery throughout the nation, providing area residents with their main source of livelihood. The farming, dairy and leather goods industries all gained worldwide success because of their access to the railroad. By the 1950s, the railroads faced fierce competition from large-truck freight lines, automobiles and airplanes. Gradually, coaches were removed until, by 1955, only two remained. As business continued to decline, officials decided to discontinue passenger service altogether to and from Nocona. The last passenger train from Wichita Falls passed through Nocona on May 15, 1959.

As the train station fell out of use and into disrepair, the depot was moved to its current location on Highway 82 in the 1970s, but was later abandoned. In 2020, the station was purchased by Jodi Womble, who lovingly restored the building to preserve the charm of the original depot and surrounding community. It was renamed Peonies Depot and renovation began to revive the building that played such an important role in Nocona’s history.

Jodi and her mother-in-law standing in front of peonies sign

Peonies Depot opens a new chapter in the train station’s long history. Today, Peonies Depot is both one of the newest and oldest treasures in Nocona. The depot’s rich history and beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for an inviting yet unique experience and home to Peonies gift boutique.

caravan of old cars

SMALL TOWN FEEL, URBAN FLAIR

NOCONA, TEXAS

Located in the heart of the beautiful hills and valleys of northern Montague County, Nocona offers small town charm, people who welcome you like family, scenic drives, and some of the most majestic views of the Red River Valley. A friendly small town with quaint stores, restaurants, and a lively nightlife, there’s always something new, unexpected and totally charming to experience in Nocona. From the Native Americans hunting their prey to the thunderous hooves driving the Chisholm Trail and the railroads that made the development of Texas possible, Nocona is steeped in heritage.

A town with an entrepreneurial spirit, Nocona is the Official Classic Car Capital of Texas, with one of the largest privately owned collections housed in the Horton Classic Car Museum. Home to the Nocona Ball Glove factory, Nocona Beer & Brewery, Stonewall Saloon & Museum, area wineries, museums, art galleries, shopping, and event celebrations, it’s apparent that this charming small town is rooted in heritage that appeals to all.

caravan of old cars

SMALL TOWN FEEL, URBAN FLAIR

NOCONA, TEXAS

Located in the heart of the beautiful hills and valleys of northern Montague County, Nocona offers small town charm, people who welcome you like family, scenic drives, and some of the most majestic views of the Red River Valley. A friendly small town with quaint stores, restaurants, and a lively nightlife, there’s always something new, unexpected and totally charming to experience in Nocona. From the Native Americans hunting their prey to the thunderous hooves driving the Chisholm Trail and the railroads that made the development of Texas possible, Nocona is steeped in heritage.

A town with an entrepreneurial spirit, Nocona is the Official Classic Car Capital of Texas, with one of the largest privately owned collections housed in the Horton Classic Car Museum. Home to the Nocona Ball Glove factory, Nocona Beer & Brewery, Stonewall Saloon & Museum, area wineries, museums, art galleries, shopping, and event celebrations, it’s apparent that this charming small town is rooted in heritage that appeals to all.

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Boutique Hours:

Friday & Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

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700 US-82
Nocona, TX 76255

Main: 940-703-4980
Office: 940-453-2535
Email: PeoniesDepot@gmail.com

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