St. Marys, Lake City & Gulf Railroad

In 1893-96, the Brooks Brothers lumber and turpentine company built a rail line along Trail Ridge, on the eastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, naming it the St. Marys, Lake City & Gulf Railroad.

The northern terminus of the SMLC&G was at Boulogne, Florida, on the Jacksonville branch of the Savannah, Florida, & Western. From there the railroad ran west across the St. Marys to Traders Hill and then south to Toledo and Charlton.

The line was abandoned around 1900.

Maps:

1895 map (142K)

1898 map (133K)

1900 map (273K)

 


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