Beta on the route

Taking the Train: Beta

Jackson County
Altitude: 2,155 feet

Text excerpted from The Western North Carolina Section at a Glance, 1912 (p. 42):

"This picturesquely located village is noted principally for its china clay work plants. It is a shipping point, too, for the rich agricultural section by which it is surrounded, and which has been developed remarkably in the last few years. Continuing its ascent of the mountains, marvelously beautiful scenery opening in grand panorama on both sides, the Railway reaches Addie, N.C."

Beta in the 1890s

To the West: Sylva directions To the East: Addie

Beta in the 1930s

Return to the Southern Railway Map for the 1910s

Text excerpted from 1912 travel guide, The Western North Carolina Section at a Glance. Issued by the Passenger Traffic Department, Southern Railway, Premier Carrier of the South, Washington, D.C., 1912.

Sources & Readings

  • George, Michael. Southern Railway’s Murphy Branch. Collegedale, Tenn.: The College Press, 1996.
  • Jackson County Genealogical Society. Jackson County Heritage, North Carolina, 1992. Cullowhee, NC: JCGS, 1992 (Volume 1) and 2000 (Volume 2).
  • Williams, Max R., ed. The History of Jackson County. Sesquicentennial ed. Sylva, NC: Jackson County Historical Association, 2001.