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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Tunnel Hill > Train Tunnel
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Train Tunnel
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created by Ammoclip on 11/8/2010 10:10 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 6/21/2021 7:55 PM
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Directions: I75, exit 341. Go 2 miles on Ga. 201 south to Downtown. To see the tunnel and station, continue on 201 across the railroad tracks and make an immediate left on Oak. The tunnel and the Clisby-Austin House are a mile from here. The original Tunnel Hill depot is behind you on the left.

Open to the public. $12 guided via golf cart people carriers, $8 self-guided walk. Open 10-4 Mon-Sat as of 6.21.2021. Includes the museum and The Clisby Austin House (1848). See direct link to Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum below. GPS coodinates show the center of tunnel proper, find the visitor center just west of it (address also below).
 Basic Information
Type: Tunnel
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
215 Clisby Austin Dr
Tunnel Hill, Georgia
United States
Owner: City of Tunnel Hill
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    Built: 1849
    Closed: 1928
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     History
    1,447 feet long railroad tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain, officially dedicated on October 31, 1849 by Etowah steel-maker Mark A. Cooper on behalf of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad.

    The tunnel was the first completed south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The rail line was operating during the late 1840s with passengers and freight being portaged over the mountain while the tunnel was constructed. Another tunnel next to it, completed in 1928, is still used by its eventual successor CSX Transportation. The original Chetoogeta Mountain Tunnel is now paved for tourists to walk through, and has even more historic value as the Great Locomotive Chase passed through it in 1862.
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