Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book
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Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Western and Atlantic Railroad Company.
Title: Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book
Dates: 1870-1890
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS64

Biographical/Historical Note

The Western & Atlantic Railroad (W & ARR) of the state of Georgia was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 21, 1836. The W & ARR was the connecting link in a system of lines that made Georgia the keystone state of the South. The rail line was used extensively in the Civil War. On December 12, 1870, state operation of the line ceased and it was leased to the Western and Atlantic Railroad Company. This lease lasted until 1890 when the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway obtained lease of the railroad.


Scope and Content Note

Minute book of the Western and Atlantic Railroad covering the years 1870-1890.


Index Terms

Railroads--Georgia
Western and Atlantic Railroad Company--Records and correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book, MSS 64, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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MSS OS box 3.171Minute book, 1870-1890