South Carolina Railroads - Marion & Southern Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





Marion, SC

Bennettsville, SC
* 1937 - Line abandoned.
+ 1912 - The Raleigh & Charleston Railroad gained control of this line.
Of the total mileage of 20 miles, only the 1.6-mile section between Marion and West Marion, South Carolina, was used by the carrier. The remainder was leased to and operated by the Marion County Lumber Company.
According to the 30th Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commission, dated June 30, 1908, the Marion & Southern Railroad had 1.5 miles of track in operation as of June 30, 1908, from Marion to West Marion.
On July 17, 1907, the South Carolina Secretary of State issued a charter for the Marion & Southern Railroad to run from Marion to Bennettsville.

Towns on Route:


West Marion

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