Georgia Southern Railroad

After the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad entered receivership in 1874, the Georgia Southern was organized to take over those sections of the line within Georgia. Much of the new company’s stock was owned by the rapidly expanding East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad, which connected with the SR&D at Dalton. In 1881, the ETV&G purchased the Georgia Southern outright and absorbed it into its own operations.

It should not be confused with the Georgia Southern Rail-way, a shortline railroad in south Georgia.

 


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