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History of the Railroad in Columbus (Part 1 of 3)

Updated: Nov 5

Welcome back to Historic Columbus' History Spotlights! Today, we are looking into the early history of our railroads in Columbus. Transportation has always played a key role in the success of any city and Columbus is no exception. We will touch on some of the concerns within our community, benefits to the city, early maps of the railroads in our area, and the men who built the rail lines. Sources include: The Columbus, Georgia Centenary by Nancy Telfair, Red Clay, White Water, and Blues by Dr. Virginia Causey, A History of Georgia Railroads by Robert C. Jones, and the