Reorganized in 1891 from the Covington & Macon Railroad Company,
this 105-mile line between Macon and Athens was reorganized a
second time in 1894 as the Macon & Northern Railway Company
and leased to the Richmond & Danville and the Central of Georgia. It was purchased by the Central on October 31, 1895.
In the 1894 edition of The Official Railway List, the Macon & Northern Railroad reported operating 6 locomotives and 95 cars. The receiver was N. E. Harris of Macon.