Chartered in 1875 as part of the Wilmington & Weldon Rail
Road, survey and layout was completed, but no track was ever
laid and the line was never operational under this name.
In 1881, it was acquired by Cape
Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad (a North Carolina company),
which completed the line to Bennettsville, SC as the Cape
Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway in 1884.