Georgetown and North Carolina Railroad

The Georgetown and North Carolina Railroad was a Southeastern railroad company that operated after Reconstruction.

The company was originally chartered as the Georgetown and North Carolina Narrow Gauge Railroad by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1878.[1]

The charter was amended in 1882 to strike "Narrow Gauge" from its name,[2] and the line was renamed the Georgetown and North Carolina Railroad.

The original intent was to build a line from Georgetown, South Carolina, through Georgetown, Williamsburg, Clarendon, Sumter and Kershaw counties, to the North Carolina border.[1]

Its In 1883, the line was to be rerouted so that it would be able to access Charleston Harbor.[1]

In 1885, the S.C. General Assembly approved changing the name of the Georgetown and North Carolina to the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company.[3]

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