North Carolina Railroads - East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad/Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

ETV&G RR

1869

1886 in NC

1892*

Salisbury, NC Asheville, NC

Murphy, NC NC/TN Line


*1892 bankruptcy. 1894 merged into Southern Railway.

1886, the bankrupt East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad merged in the bankrupt Western North Carolina Railroad and part of the Richmond & Danville Railroad and reorganized as the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway.

Extended the original line to Murphy, NC in 1891.

1894 merged with the remainder of the Richmond & Danville Railroad to become Southern Railway.


The East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad was created in 1869 with the consolidation of the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad and the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad. The East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad absorbed the Georgia Southern Railroad in 1881. The Atlanta Division of the railroad from Rome to Atlanta to Macon, Georgia was added to the system in 1882.

In 1886, the railroad was sold under foreclosure and reorganized as the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway, which included part of the Richmond & Danville Railroad and the bankrupt Western North Carolina Railroad. It was controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company from 1887 to 1892.

The Rome & Decatur Railroad was added in 1890.

In 1894, the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway and the remainder of the Richmond & Danville Railroad were merged to form Southern Railway.


Towns on Route (in NC):

Line #1 - Salisbury to Murphy:

Salisbury

Barber (1900)

Rowans Mills > Third Creek (1884) > Cleveland (1887)

Elmwood

Congers

Statesville

Rock Cut > Eufola (1903)

Catawba Station > Catawba (1877)

Crossing (1884) > Claremont (1892)

Newton

Conover

Hickory

West Hickory Station (1880s)

Hildebran (1897)

Icard (1898)

Happy Home > Conellys Springs (1886)

Valdese (1893)

Drexel (1888)

Morganton

Turkey Tail > Sigmonburgh (1881) > Glen Alpine Station (1884) > Glen Alpine (1889)

Mana (1911)

Bridgewater

Nebo (1908)

Marion

Old Fort

Round Knob (1885)

Graphiteville (1900)

Bluemont (1907) > Ridgecrest (1912)

Black Mountain

Coopers > Swannanoa #2 (1891)

Swannanoa

Langs (1880) > Glen Inglis (1890) > Azalea (1909)

Asheville - Best > Bilton (1890)

Emma

Harkins (1883) > Acton (1887)

Asheville School Station (1880s)

Carriers Springs (1887)

Meganna (1892)

Hominy Creek > Hominy (1903)

Candler (1887)

Luther (1887)

Turnpike

Pigeon River > Vinson (1883) > Pigeon River #2 (1884) > Canton (1892)

Depot (1884)

Pigeon Valley > Clyde (1886)

Tuscola > Lake Junaluska (1913)

Waynesville

Hazlewood (1945)

Balsam (1882)

Scotts Creek

Alice (1898) > Willets (1903)

Addie (1885)

Beta (1885)

Sylva

Tunnel (1882) > Dillsboro (1888)

Big Spring > Compton (1903) > Barkers Creek (1905)

Wilmot (1886)

Junaluska > Whittier (1886)

Foering (1907) > Ela (1910)

Governors Island > Governor Island (1895)

Charleston > Bryson City (1889)

Epp Springs (1888) > Epps Springs (1908)

Noland (1900)

Forney (1908)

Bushnell (1886)

Judson (1886)

Nantahala > Swain (1884)

Sophia (1886) > Nantehala (1889) > Almond (1892)

Wesser (1901)

Hewitts (1887)

Jarretts (1885) > Nantahala (1903)

Topton (1887)

Rhodo (1906)

Andrews (1890)

Bryson (1888) > Coalville (1889)

Marble (1881)

Tomotola > Tomotla (1890)

Regal (1909)

Murphy

Line #2 - Asheville to NC/TN State Line:

Asheville - Best > Bilton (1890)

Glenrock Station (1910s)

French Broad > Alexander (1881)

Volga (1902)

Marshall

Barnard (1882)

Sandy Bottom (1887) > Sandy (1895)

Stackhouse (1883)

Warm Springs > Hot Springs (1886)

Paintrock

NC/TN State Line



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