North Carolina Railroads - Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





Danville, VA

Leaksville, NC
*1899 - Purchased by the Danville & Western Railway.
+ 1895 - In receivership - operated by the Danville & Western Railway.

From the 1st Annual Report of the North Carolina Railroad Commission, dated December 31, 1891:

The road extends from Cascade Junction, VA, to Leaksville, NC, a distance of eight miles.

The road was opened in April, 1882. Receiver appointed in 1885; J. T. Morehead, receiver, Leaksville, NC.

The road is operated by the Richmond & Danville Railroad Company.

This company was chartered for the purpose of constructing a railroad from some point on the Virginia State line in the county of Rockingham, through the counties of Rockingham, Stokes, Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson, Davie, Rowan, Iredell, Catawba, Lincoln, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union to a point on the South Carolina State line, and also through the counties of Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes, Caldwell, Watauga, Mitchell, Burke, McDowell, Yancey, Buncombe, Madison, Haywood, Jackson, and Swain to the Tennessee State line, or through such of said counties as the company might deem proper.

Gross receipts year ending May 31, 1891, $1,946.73.

Towns on Route (in NC):

NC/VA State Line


© 2018 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved