South Carolina Railroads - Manchester & Augusta Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

M&A RR

1870

1889

1898*

Sumter, SC

Denmark, SC

* 1898 - Merged into the Atlantic Coast Line of South Carolina.
+ 1896 - Acquired the South & North Carolina Railroad.
+ 1889 - When line was opened, it was considered to be part of the Atlantic Coast Line per the 11th Annual Report of the SC Railroad Commission.
+ 1887 - Owned the Eutawville Railroad.
The Manchester & Augusta Railroad was chartered in 1870, and built a line from Sumter southwest to Denmark within South Carolina by 1889. On June 30, 1899, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of South Carolina opened an extension west-southwest to the Charleston & Western Carolina Railway at the town of Robbins.

From an August 30, 1894 Page 2 article in the New York Times:

Railroad Men and Matters - By the completion of the Manchester and Augusta Railroad from Sumter, S.C., to Denmark the Atlantic Coast Line will put in operation Sept. 3 their new fast short line train service to Aiken, S.C., Augusta, Macon and South-west Georgia points. 

Click Here for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History's webpage with photos and information on one of the M&A RR's stations at Cope, SC.

Original towns on Route:

Sumter

Ramsey Station

Tindal

Privateer

Pinewood > Clarendon (1900) > Pinewood (1910)

Rimini

Lonestar (1891)

Creston (1896)

Haigler > Cameron (1894)

Orangeburg

Cordova (1894)

Cope (1894)

Denmark (1892)

Line Extension - Denmark to Robbins (1899):

Denmark

Hilda (1899)

Barnwell

Snelling

Donora (1911)

Dunbarton

Myers Mill (1900s)

Robbins

Line Extension - Sumter to Florence:

Sumter

Mayesville

Lynchburg

Cartersville

Ebenezer

Florence

Line Extension - Creston to Pregnalls:

Creston

Elloree

Parlers

Millicans

Vance

Eutawville

Connors

Holly Hill

Bowyer

Harleyville

Pregnalls

Line Extension - Eutawville to Ferguson:

Eutawville

Belvidere

Ferguson

Line Extension - Lucknow to Elliott:

Lucknow

Bishopville

Wisacky

Elliott



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