Americus & Atlantic Railroad

Byromville, Georgia

Byromville, Georgia.

Incorporated in 1917, the A&A was an 11-mile line from Mata, on the Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad a mile south of Byromville, to Methvins, in eastern Sumter County. The railroad provided freight service only. It was abandoned in 1926.

The line was constructed as the Americus, Hawkinsville & Eastern Railway in 1915-16. It was primarily under the direction of J. S. Morton, general manager of the Georgia Lumber Company in Byromville.


1920 map (24K)

1923 map (108K)

1931 map (44K)


From: Official Guide of the Railways, April 1918.

Virgin forest of longleaf pine in Sumter County, Georgia

From: Louis Napoleon Geldert, Facts about Georgia; a state rich in resources and opulent in opportunities. Pub. under the auspices of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Ga., Foote & Davies Co., 1916. Online at HathiTrust Digital Library here.


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