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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 235
Corporate Name: Orange, Jasper, and Henderson Railroad Company
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Stephen W. Blount, Dr. Lewis V. Greer, and Matthew Cartwright and seven others
Years of Operation: Proposed
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Proposed 160
Locations Served: Orange
Counties of Operation: Orange, Jasper, Sabine, San Augustine, Panola, Rusk
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment:
History: Stephen W. Blount, Dr. Lewis V. Greer, and Matthew Cartwright and seven other investors chartered in October 1866 the Orange, Jasper, and Henderson railroad company. To keep the charter valid, twenty-five miles of track would have to be laid by 1870. Nearly none of the five million dollars for stock was raised nor was the rail laid. A Sabine County investor suggested that a tram road and a sawmill be constructed so that the money could be raised for the trunk line. Nothing was accomplished, and the charter lapsed.