Phosphate Mine Tram Railroad Bed

Historic Property
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Street Address:
SE from Witsell Rd.;(Beaufort County)

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Tax Number:
R700 040 000 0003 0000
Date Surveyed:
July 11 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1885
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
Signficant Architectural Features:
Earthen causeway about two miles long that supported narrow-guage railroad or tramline. Ties and tracking were removed after phosphate mining ended in the area. Causeway is apparent as line of trees across the marsh.
Historical Information:
A tram railroad ran from Summerhouse Point, where Bull River was deep enough for ship loading, to the village of Chisolm, where there were a post office and stores.
Source of Historical Information:
Interview, Danny Lesesne, Witsell Rd. , Chisolm.
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