Holmes County, Florida

History of Holmes County
and Florida

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MOMENTS IN HISTORY:  In 1903 the Birmingham Columbus (BC) and Southport Railroad was built to establish trade development of coastal areas.  This railroad was later extended to Chipley, connecting Chipley to Southport.  In 38 miles, the BC had 14 stations.  The passenger train made a one-way trip in two hours.   Passenger fare was $1.50 per person one-way.  On July 4, 1908 the local newspaper reported that 470 passengers had ridden the BC to Chipley for the Fourth of July Celebration.  The BC was abandoned in 1939(Source:  Holmes County Advertiser, 24 Feb 1999, Page 6)





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