Thomaston & Barnesville Railroad

The 16-mile line from Thomaston to Barnesville was constructed by the Thomaston & Barnesville Railroad Company, chartered in 1839. After much delay, the line opened in October 1857. The company was reorganized as the Upson County Railroad in 1860.

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


1859 map (261K)

1864 map (188K)


Suggested Reading:

David E. Paterson, A Frontier Link with the World; Upson County's Railroad. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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