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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


Ellisboro (milepost SM 7.4)


Ellisboro was a town and station stop on the Madison branch between Stokesdale and Madison in southwest Randolph County. I have not found anything about it's history at this point.

The ICC valuation reports indicate that there was a capacity for four cars. The combination station at Ellisboro had a platform that was "decayed, sagged and broken through in places. Window sash all broken, shingles show decay, paint all gone off exterior, building sagged, sills and joists decayed." and this was October 26, 1916. Further, in the ICC building field notes it states "Building not in use and not maintained. To all appearances abandoned and has not been used for 6-8 years." Obviously, Ellisboro was not a thriving rail stop. I can see why the Madison branch was abandoned--nothing much existed on the line to Madison, and Madison was served by the N&W as well.

AY_station_icc_ellisboro_1918_02.jpg (97655 bytes) The ICC took a photo of the Ellisboro depot circa 1918.



Track Diagram

bw_v27a-02_sm007_ellisboro.jpg (98346 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 detailed image.




A Southern Railway Shippers Guide from 1916 indicates that no industries were located in Ellisboro and using the A&Y for delivering and receiving products by rail.


Goods Shipped

Company Name

Odds and Ends

I don't know anything much about Ellisboro.  If you know anything about this township or the businesses and industries that might have used the railroad for shipping or receiving products, please let me know.


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