South Carolina Railroads - Port Royal & Augusta Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

PR&A RR

1878

1878

1896*

Port Royal, SC

Augusta, GA
+ 1897 - Merged into the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of South Carolina.
* 1896 - Acquired by the Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
Was the Port Royal Railroad
In 1881, the Central Railroad of Georgia gained control of the line, largely to keep it out of the hands of any competitor who might use it to threaten the Central's lines in Georgia and its seaport interests at Savannah.

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

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

GA/SC State Line............................................... 0 miles
Beech Island ...................................................... 1.0 mile
Brown's Hill ....................................................... 4.0 miles
Jackson ............................................................. 5.0 miles
Ellenton .............................................................. 7.0 miles
Robbins .............................................................. 6.0 miles
Hattieville ............................................................ 4.0 miles
Millet .................................................................. 5.0 miles
Martin's .............................................................. 4.0 miles
Baldoc ............................................................... 3.0 miles
Appleton ............................................................ 5.0 miles
Allendale ............................................................ 4.0 miles
Campbellton ....................................................... 5.0 miles
Brunson .............................................................. 4.0 miles
Hampton ............................................................. 5.0 miles
Varnsville ............................................................ 3.0 miles
Allendale ............................................................. 2.0 miles
McNeil's ............................................................. 4.0 miles
Early Branch ....................................................... 5.0 miles
Yemassee ........................................................... 6.0 miles
Tomotley ............................................................. 6.0 miles
Seabrook ............................................................ 6.0 miles
Island Tank .......................................................... 4.0 miles
Beaufort ............................................................... 5.0 miles
Port Royal ............................................................ 4.0 miles

Towns on Route (in SC):

Port Royal

Beaufort

Burton (1899)

Gray Hills (1905)

Seabrook (1889)

Sheldon

Tomotley

Yemassee

Davidson (1887)

Early Branch

McPhersonville

Brailsfordville

Fechtig (1903)

Cummings (1885)

McNeills

Almeda (1880)

Varnville

Hampton C.H. (1879) > Hampton (1891)

Brunson

Sanders > Fairfax (1891)

Allendale

Sieglingville (1891) > Sieglinville (1907)

Appleton

Baldock

Lower Three Runs > Martins (1883)

Millettville > Millett (1951)

Averill (1894)

Hattieville

Robbins

Ellenton

Jackson Station > Jackson (1895)

Bush (1899)

Cathwood (1884) > Kathwood (1898)

Dunbarton

Brown Hill (1907)

Beech Island

SC/GA State Line



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