Up ] Mount Airy ] Ararat ] Pilot Mountain ] Pinnacle ] [ Dalton ] King ] Rural Hall ] Germanton ] Walnut Cove ] Belews Creek ] Stokesdale and Madison Branch ] Summerfield ] Greensboro ] Pleasant Garden ] Climax and Ramseur Branch ] Julian ] Liberty ] Staley ] Siler City ] Ore Hill ] Bonlee ] Bear Creek ] Goldston ] Gulf ] Cumnock ] Sanford ]

Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


Dalton (Milepost CF 22.0)


Dalton may not have been a community, but it was a listed station on the Atlantic & Yadkin and had a depot at least in 1934. In 1916, the Southern Shippers' Guide listed three industries, although two of them had owners that lived in nearby towns. There was a water tank and section house located at Dalton according to the ICC valuation map. By 1943, Dalton was no longer listed on the employee time table.


Track Diagram  

bw_v27-06_cf022_dalton.jpg (58926 bytes)

Dalton had   according to an employee timetable from the 40's.  Note in the map that several stores and warehouses were located near the station and tracks.


A Southern Railway Shippers Guide from 1916 indicates the following industries were located in Dalton and using the A&Y for delivering and receiving products by rail (although some may have used the station or team track rather than having a dedicated siding). I will add other industries as I receive information about them:


Goods Shipped/Rec'd

Company Name

cement tile factory cement and tile Phillips Cement & Tile Co.
flour and grist mill roller mill J. Y. Phillips (Pinnacle, NC)
sawmill oak and pine lumber S. T. Oliver (P.O. King, NC)


Odds and Ends

If you have any information regarding the history of Dalton, NC, please contact me.


This website is copyrighted 1998-2016 by David M. Bott.  Images appearing on this website may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law, donor restrictions, and other rights or policies. The Railroad Roman font used in the title was bought from Ben Coifman. Persons who contemplate copying and using font or images should obtain all necessary permissions pertaining to use. Authorization to use images credited to the North Carolina Collection, University of N.C. Library at Chapel Hill should be sought from the Collection at CB#3934, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890. Telephone 919-962-7992. Images credited to the North Carolina State Library Photo Archives are considered in the public domain.  Images credited to others or unknown are subject to copyright restrictions and permission for use should be obtained.

This page  last edited Monday, September 26, 2016