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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


Julian (milepost CF 85.6)


Julian is a Census-designated place in southern Guilford County. This place is located about 3 and 1/2 miles east of Climax on the A&Y mainline. It currently lies along North Carolina Highway 62, just east of U.S. Route 421. The town is at an altitude of 805 feet above sea level. 

AY_station_icc_julian_1918_01.jpg (87867 bytes) The ICC valuation records provided this photo of the Julian depot (circa 1918?).
AY_section_toolhouse_icc_unknown_1918_01.jpg (76284 bytes) Although the location of this toolhouse was not listed with this photo in the ICC valuation documents, the Julian track diagram indicates a toolhouse just to the east of the siding and depot. I doubt the A&Y had multiple designs for their toolhouses, so it should be representative of the toolhouse located here in Julian.


Track Diagram

bw_v27-22_julian.jpg (91362 bytes)

An image from the ICC valuation maps gives a fair idea of how the track and depot were laid out. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger image. 

On an A&Y timetable in 1934 Julian was listed as a stop with capacity for 19 cars.



A Southern Railway Shippers Guide from 1916 listed four industries in Julian 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). The ICC valuation map depicts the location of the Johnson Chair Company.  I will add other industries as I receive information about them.


Goods Shipped/Rec'd

Company Name

box, barrel, keg & crate factory box shooks R. M. York
flour and grist mill flour, meal, feed Julian Milling Co.
sawmill pine and oak rough R. N. Weese
woodworking factory rough turned chair stock Johnson Chair Co.


Odds and Ends

Here I will include any information that is non-railroad in nature that helps provide a hint as to the character of the people and industries who lived and worked in Julian.  I welcome any and all information about this former A&Y community!






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This page  last edited Wednesday, October 05, 2016