A Brief History of Streetcars in Athens, Georgia

(Courtesy of The DeFeo Groupe)

Athens, Georgia, once boasted a robust streetcar network, and streetcars operated in the college town of Athens, Georgia, for about 45 years.

The system’s origins date to 1885, when a Texas resident came to town and was the driving force behind the enterprise. Mules pulled the first streetcars, but the line was later electrified. Ultimately, it was not a profitable enterprise, and streetcars in the city ceased operations for good in 1930.

For more, check out “A Brief History of Streetcars in the Classic City.”

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