Town survey done by railroad : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

According to a history reference for Grady County, Georgia, plats for some southwest Georgia towns are in the archives of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad Co. Where is this archive located? How does one contact it? I am interested in finding the original town plat for Climax, Georgia which was laid out in the mid 1880s (estimated 1883) by the railroad owning the line between Thomasville and Bainbridge, Georgia (Savannah, Florida and Western or its predecessor the Atlantic and Gulf.

-- Carole H. Gibbs (, January 22, 2000


The Georgia State Archives in Atlanta has an excellent collection of old Georgia maps and may well have what you need. Their phone # is (404) 656-2393, web site

-- Larry Goolsby (, January 24, 2000.

There are no Seaboard Coast Line,Atlantic Coast Line,nor Seaboard Air Line Railroad archives.Most of the material was trashed or ended up in private peoples hands.The Society has a limited number of historical documents on hand,but none that you are asking about.Your local county seat court house should be your best place to research.

-- Joseph Oates (, January 23, 2000.

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