The Iron Horse

The Iron Horse (HM12GN)

Location: Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 51.933', W 84° 51.283'

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In 1879, the Columbus to Rome railroad made its way over Pine Mountain to the village of Hood which had been established by Colonel W. D. Chipley. After two years, Hood vanished almost overnight due to a dispute over land titles. W. D. Chipley then extended the track one mile north to a new town, Chipley. The residents of Chipley had to raise $1,000 for the tracks to be extended. "The Iron Horse," as the train was known, helped Chipley become a "Boom Town" because it developed into a first rate cotton market with one hundred bales a day being shipped out. Chipley's name was changed to Pine Mountain in 1958.
HM NumberHM12GN
Year Placed2010
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and Mrs. O'Neal's 5th Grade Class, Creekside School
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 700726 N 3638421
Decimal Degrees32.86555000, -84.85471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 51.933', W 84° 51.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 51' 55.98" N, 84° 51' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Lagrange Hwy, Pine Mountain GA 31822, US
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