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Georgia Western Railroad
February 18, 1854 Georgia Western Railroad chartered
  Georgia Western Railroad


Originally this line was to extend from Atlanta to central Alabama (present-day Birmingham). The progress of the railroad was halted by the Civil War. The railroad would not begin construction again until 1881. It completed laying its track in 1883, when regular service to Birmingham began. The city of Douglasville, Georgia, which was on the line, did not build a courthouse until the final route of the railroad had been determined.




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