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Madras was originally known as Powellville and later, Powell’s Station. By 1904, the name was changed to Madras. I believe the depot was built around the time of the name change but have been unable to locate any history.
Thanks to Carol Chancey of the Moreland Cultural Arts Association for pointing me in the direction of Madras.
This iconic general store was most likely built in the 19th century, probably soon after the Civil War; it could be antebellum but I haven’t learned enough about the area to make that connection. It features handmade bricks and an architecture rarely seen today. Though its roof is in ruins, the frame of the structure still seems salvageable.