The Southern Railway was extended thruogh Dade County in 1870, linking Chattanooga and Birmingham, and was known as the Alabama Great Southern or simply, A. G. S.  Many of the people living along the way knew nothing about if until it was practically in sight of their homes.


Such were the methods of communication just after the Civil War.  The station at Rising Fawn was a gathering place on weekends to meet those coming in, or to see them off, or just to mingle with the crowd.


It was closed in 1932, a victim of the depression, and torn down.


(Used by permission, History of Dade County Georgia, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)


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