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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Darien's Railroad and Depot

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Darien's Railroad and Depot Marker
Inscription. In 1889 the Darien Shortline Railroad was organized to transport yellow pine timber to the Darien sawmills from Georgia`s interior. Originating in Tattnall County and continuing through Liberty County, the Darien & Western line was completed in 1895 to its terminus near this spot where a passenger depot was built, now marked by the gazebo. In 1906 the line was bought by the Georgia Coast & Piedmont Railroad, which extended the line 18 miles south to Brunswick in 1914. The train depot was then moved from Columbus Square to the riverfront near the present U.S. Highway 17 bridge. The depot burned in 1971.
 
Erected 1999 by The Georgia Historical Society and Lower Altamaha Historical Society. (Marker Number 95-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.264′ N, 81° 25.931′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Madison Street near Franklin Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at Columbus Square. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oglethorpe Oak
Darien's Railroad and Depot Marker at Columbus Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Darien's Railroad and Depot Marker at Columbus Square
Note the gazebo, mentioned on the marker, to the right of the marker.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Inverness (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Oglethorpe Oak (about 700 feet away); McIntosh County (about 800 feet away); Methodists at Darien (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burning of Darien (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Also see . . .  Darien and Western Railroad , Wikipedia entry. In 1894 the Darien and Western Railroad was established to take over operations of the Darien Short Line which had gone bankrupt. The D&W operated a 32-mile (51 km) line between Darien and Middleton, Georgia, USA, beginning in 1895 and then as far as Ludowici, Georgia, in 1904. It became part of a multi-railroad merger in 1906 that resulted in the Georgia Coast and Piedmont Railroad. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Darien's Railroad and Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Darien's Railroad and Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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