North Carolina Railroads - Roanoke Valley Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





Clarksville, VA

Manson, NC

This railroad was destroyed during the U.S. Civil War and was not rebuilt. This line was removed for the construction of the Piedmont Railroad in 1863, considered to be a higher priority by the Confederate government.

The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad furnished the company with locomotives and apparently operated this line during the construction effort until the Roanoke Valley Railroad's engines and rolling stock was delivered.

Towns on Route:

NC/VA State Line

Lynesville > Townesville (1855)

Branchville (1858) > Cheathamsville (1858) > Manson (1859)

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