Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ray City in Berrien County

A weathered sign can be seen next to dilapidated Railroad tracks. If you look hard enough you can still see the faded name of the town: Ray City.This photo is a far cry from the excitement felt by hundreds of people that stood in this spot to witness the first train pulling into town on Thursday, October 1st, 1908 to mark the opening of the Georgia & Florida Railroad, connecting the town (it was called Ray's Mill back then) to nearby Valdosta & Nashville & many other towns, bringing exciting economic potential to the area many of the locals had never seen before.
Jay Blanton

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