South Carolina Railroads - Charleston & Savannah Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

C&S

1880

1880

1901*

Charleston, SC

Savannah, GA

+ 1902 - Merged into Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
* 1901 - Acquired by Plant System's Savannah, Florida & Western Railway.

After the U.S. Civil War, Connecticut entrepreneur Henry B. Plant built a network of railroads across southern Georgia and northern Florida. By 1880, he moved into South Carolina and purchased the ailing Charleston & Savannah Railroad, and renamed it to the Charleston & Savannah Railway. Plant Systems built and operated other short line railroads within South Carolina in the 1880s and 1890s.

In 1902, the Atlantic Coast Line acquired all of Plant Systems' assets.

Was the Savannah & Charleston Railroad, which was earlier the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.

From the Fourth Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commissioners issued in 1882, the following stations were named for the Charleston & Savannah Railway:

Station................................................ Distance between Stations

Charleston.......................................................... 0 miles
Charleston Junction ............................................ 7.00 miles
Dorchester ......................................................... 3.00 miles
Drayton .............................................................. 2.00 miles
John's Island ....................................................... 4.00 miles
Rantowle's .......................................................... 3.00 miles
Ravenel's ............................................................ 6.00 miles
Adams Run ......................................................... 5.50 miles
Jacksonboro ....................................................... 6.50 miles
Ashepoo ............................................................. 5.50 miles
Green Pond ......................................................... 4.00 miles
White Hall ........................................................... 4.50 miles
Saltkehatchie ....................................................... 7.00 miles
Yemassee ............................................................ 2.50 miles
Coosawhatchie .................................................... 8.00 miles
Grahamville .......................................................... 8.50 miles
Hardeeville .......................................................... 14.00 miles
Savannah River .................................................... 5.00 miles
SC/GA State Line ................................................ 0 miles

Towns on Route (in SC):

Charleston

Stono (1882) > Johns Island #2 (1903)

Rantowles

New Road

Ravenels

Meggett (1893)

Younges Island (1888)

Adams Run

Osborne

Parkers Ferry (1909)

Pon Pon (1892)

Jacksonboro

Ashepoo

Green Pond

White Hall

Salkehatchie

Yemassee

Pocotoligo

Coosawhatchie

Ridgeland

Grahamville

Switzerland (1901)

Hardeeville

SC/GA State Line

The 22nd Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commissioners of 1900 provided the following list of stations with mileage for the Charleston & Savannah Railway:



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