St. Marys, Lake City & Gulf Railroad

Longleaf pine forest

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.


1895 map (142K)

1898 map (133K)

1900 map (273K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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