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Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Iron Horse

 
 
The Iron Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2012
1. The Iron Horse Marker
Inscription. In 1879, the Columbus to Rome railroad made its way over Pine Mountain to the village of Hood which had been established by Colonel W. D. Chipley. After two years, Hood vanished almost overnight due to a dispute over land titles. W. D. Chipley then extended the track one mile north to a new town, Chipley. The residents of Chipley had to raise $1,000 for the tracks to be extended. "The Iron Horse,” as the train was known, helped Chipley become a “Boom Town” because it developed into a first rate cotton market with one hundred bales a day being shipped out. Chipley's name was changed to Pine Mountain in 1958.
 
Erected 2010 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Mrs. O'Neal's 5th Grade Class, Creekside School.
 
Location. 32° 51.933′ N, 84° 51.283′ W. Marker is in Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Lagrange Highway (U.S. 27) and Broad Street, on the right when traveling north on Lagrange Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany Baptist Church
The Iron Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2012
2. The Iron Horse Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); The J.L. Hand Gazebo (approx. 2.4 miles away); Callaway Gardens (approx. 2.8 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project (approx. 4.9 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 5.1 miles away); “This Was His Georgia” (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Mountain.
 
Categories. AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
The Iron Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2012
3. The Iron Horse Marker
Looking north toward Lagrange; US Highway 27 (Lagrange Street) is on the left. It is easy to see where the abandoned railroad tracks, which created Chipley (Pine Mountain), have been recently removed.
The Iron Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2012
4. The Iron Horse Marker
Looking south on the former railroad roadbed toward Callaway Gardens.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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