Milledgeville & Gordon Railroad

The Milledgeville & Gordon, one of the state's earliest railroads, was chartered in 1837 and was opened in 1852. The 17-mile line connected Milledgeville, then the state capital, with the main line of the Central of Georgia at Gordon. Soon after completion, the M&G acquired a northern connection to Eatonton when the Eatonton Branch Railroad opened for business.

The M&G was acquired by the Central in 1855.

Georgia state capitol at Milledgeville

The capitol at Milledgeville. (From: map of Georgia by James R. Butts, 1859).

1855 listing from Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States and the Canadas.... Online at Internet Archive here.

Maps:

1859 map (305K)

Civil war period map (45K)


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