The Three Notch Museum is a project of the Covington Historical Society. It is a local history museum dealing in objects relating to Covington County, Andalusia and the other communities in the County. It is located in the old Central Of Georgia Railway Depot building in downtown Andalusia. This building was completed shortly after 1900 and is the only wooden commercial building still in use in the downtown area. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places about 1985. The building was in a bad state of repair when leased from Power South and the Society spent time and money renovating it. The Andalusia Jr. Women's Club assisted in cleanup of the old building. Solon and Martha Dixon paid for the floors to be refinished. They also purchased and donated the agent's roll top desk and chair. Various civic clubs contributed. There was an antique auction that helped raise money for the big restoration project. Annie Laura Donaldson sewed curtains. Laura Oswald donated mini-blinds for all the windows. Alan Cotton and Roger Powell were also in the restoration team. Andy Floyd prepared and donated the paint for the building exterior.
Some of the displays feature items of interest from Andala and Alatex, The Horse Shoe Lumber Company, Items from the various Wars, hundreds of early photographs, a bottle collection and hundreds of other relics of the past. Outside the main Museum we have a large Norfolk Southern Caboose, a small motor car from CSX, another smaller L & N bay window type caboose. The large black box car was donated by CSX and contains a large model railway HO layout. This layout was donated by the Mark Gibson family and it is known as the Mark Gibson Model Railway. Also Linda Castleberry who is a member of the Society gave a Tommy the Tank layout for little children. It is very elaborate and the smaller children have staged birthday parties beside the layout. Both of these exhibits are very popular. Note: The Mark Gibson layout is under renovation at the present time but should be ready for viewing soon.
The completely restored River Falls Post Office is worth your visit. The original mail boxes are still in place and the back room is an early school room. Linda Castleberry sewed curtains and valances for the Post Office building. Sue Bass Wilson is responsible for the schoolroom decor accentuated with many historic photographs. Also the Clark Family Log Cabin is on display. It is a perfect example of a pioneer log cabin and we are very appreciative of the Clark family's gift to the Museum. There is a typical log crib from the Ard Family near the log cabin that is representative of the many cribs that existed on farms in the past. Another interesting building is the Henry B. Little Country Store. It is a good example of the many small mom and pop type stores in many communities across our county.