North Carolina Railroads - Hiwassee Valley Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

HV RR

1913

~1915

1919*

Andrews, NC

Hayesville, NC
* 1919 acquired by the Carolina & Georgia Railroad.
In 1913, Clay and Cherokee counties each voted $75,000 for the construction of a railroad from Andrews via Marble down the Hiwassee River to Hayesville, crossing Peach Tree and Hiwassee at the Clay County line. It was 35 miles long, standard gauge, etc., and was operated by electricity from a power plant to be erected on Hiwassee River. A question arose as to the legality of the vote, and the company was enjoined from proceeding further in securing aid from either county. J. Q. Barker was President, and Samuel Cover, Treasurer, and D. S. Russell, Secretary.

Towns on Route:

Andrews

Peachtree

Hayesville



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