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Downtown Douglasville - Douglasville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 45.099 W 084° 44.877
16S E 708595 N 3736898
Quick Description: Old tracks in old railroad town...still active.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2018 5:45:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMYBMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of site: Douglas County
Location of tracks: along Broad St. from Rose Ave. to Hagin St., Douglasville
Original Occupant: Georgia Western Railroad
Current Occupant: Norfolk-Southern Railroad

"Douglasville was a “New South” railroad town that developed a dominant commercial district complemented by a cotton mill. The espousal of Henry Grady’s New South ideology by a majority of Douglasville’s businessmen, professionals, and politicians transformed the little farming village of Douglasville into a thriving town.

" The rise of southern railroad towns and the farmers’ shift to cash crop agriculture were mutually reinforcing trends that fostered a spirit of entrepreneurial boosterism among local businessmen and professionals. As railroads and diversified trade became integral elements of the South’s economic renaissance during the 1880s, entrepreneurs with ties to their city’s economy assumed key leadership roles. They embraced New South ideology and created an environment that welcomed investment and economic development." ~ Walking Tour of District

What Best Describes This Location: Mainline

Other Describe: Even though a main line...sometimes they just stop and sit....

If there is a fee how much?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Is this rail location handicap accessible?: yes

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