CARL, Ga. – Railroads in the western Barrow County town of Carl date to the late 1880s when the Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railroad started building a line between Baltimore and Atlanta, with the route passing through town.

The line reached the Atlanta Area in 1892, though before the railroad’s completion, it was leased to a company operating as Seaboard Air Line.

Carl was apparently known as Dillard’s Crossing and Lawson before it was renamed.

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