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Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book

Identifier: ahc.MSS64

Scope and Content

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


  • 1870-1890


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


0.25 linear ft. (1 oversize box)



Western and Atlantic Railroad minute book
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305