Nevils in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Nevils Station & Shearwood Railroad
Farmers depended on the Nevils Station for shipping carloads of watermelons and receiving tons of fertilizer. Here many residents began excursions to Savannah and Tybee, after buying picnic supplies at Mr. Nevils’ nearby store. The SR established a morning passenger-freight train leaving Egypt and serving Leefield, Brooklet, Denmark, Nevils, Claxton, and Hagan. Mr. Shearhouse was killed and his son seriously injured in a railroad accident in 1926. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the railroad declined and dissolved. The tracks and equipment were removed and sold for scrap. Although the depot served as a country store after 1945, it was eventually deserted.
Erected by The Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation
Location. 32° 15.917′ N, 81° 45.633′ W. Marker is in Nevils, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of Nevils Groveland Road (County Route 584) and Nevils Denmark Road (County Route 557), on the right when traveling north on Nevils Groveland Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke GA 31321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harville House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Upper Black Creek Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Croatan Indian Community (approx. 6.9 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 8.2 miles away); Daisy United Methodist Church (approx. 9 miles away); Brooklet, Georgia (approx. 9.8 miles away); John Abbot (1751-1839) (approx. 9.8 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.