STATHAM, Ga. – Statham grew up around the railroad, and today the railroad is a visible part of the town with 30 to 35 trains passing through town daily.

In 1887, 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.

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