Savannah & Statesboro Railway

Savannah & Statesboro Railway (HM21KA)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30458 Bulloch County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.95', W 81° 46.2'

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This path follows the roadbed of the Savannah & Statesboro Railway (S&S RY), completed in 1899. It was created through the interests of timbermen and turpentiners and through the dreams of Statesboro citizens of becoming a railway center. The local depot stood near the corner of E. Vine and Railroad Streets. The company's secretary, J.A. Brannen, had an office at the Jaeckel Hotel. For 34 years, the S&S RY enabled residents to visit Savannah or take excursions to Tybee.

It also linked the county's farmers and merchants to railways serving the nation. Sites near depots, such as Brooklet and Stilson, became towns.

J.R. Anderson purchased the S&S RY in 1905. The Savannah & Statesboro RY operated at a profit for years and by 1910 owned 3 locomotives, 3 passenger cars, 2 baggage cars and 25 freight cars. In 1908, 4 trains ran daily between Cuyler and Statesboro with connections at Cuyler to Savannah. In 1911, the S&S RY bought the Savannah, Augusta & Northern Railway that operated 39 miles of track from Statesboro to Stevens Crossing. The company had planned to extend the rail line to Atlanta, but went out of business in 1933.
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HM NumberHM21KA
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Placed ByThe Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427611 N 3588637
Decimal Degrees32.43250000, -81.77000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.95', W 81° 46.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 57" N, 81° 46' 12" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 629-697 Gentilly Rd, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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