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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sherwood Railroad cuts across southwest Bulloch
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Roger Allen
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.) In 1912, John N. Shearhouse and his “silent” partner, George Brinson (owner of the Midland Railroad) decided to open another tram railroad running from Clyo to Claxton. To be known as the Sherwood Railroad (or Shearwood Railroad), it ran from Shearouse’s saw mill in Brooklet to the forests of the Pine Barrens. Three Nevils area farmers promised Shearhouse and Brinson a sizable sum of money if they routed their line through the “Sinkhole District,” as these locals saw the benefit of the railroad to the communities of Denmark and Nevils.
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