Savannah, Griffin & North Alabama Railroad

Chartered in 1854, the SG&NA opened from Griffin to Newnan in 1870 and to Carrollton in 1872. Many miles of the line were graded by convicts leased by the state to railroad contractor Grant, Alexander & Company.

Poors 1881 Manual indicated that the SG&NA was operated in connection with the Central of Georgia. The railroad's president was William M. Wadley and the vice-president was W.G. Raoul, both of Savannah. The general offices were also in Savannah.

In November, 1890 the SG&NA was sold under foreclosure and purchased by the Savannah & Western Railroad.

1883 map (205K)

1886 map (57K)

Listing for SG&NA in Hill & Swayze's Confederate States Rail-Road & Steam-Boat Guide, ca. 1863. Entire guide is online at Internet Archive here.


1882 timetable.

1890 timetable. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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