Cass Station
County:Bartow
City:Cassville
Type:Roadside
Cassville Station, at the heart of the largest city in north GeorgiaToday the overgrown rubble of the old Cass Station stands about 50 feet west of an abandoned cotton warehouse whose burned out shell stands beside the old Western and Atlantic Railroad track.

According to tradition, the townspeople were against building the railroad near the city, then the largest in north Georgia. They petitioned the state and recieved approval to reroute the railroad provided the citizens of the town paid for the cost of new surveys and construction. No changes to the original plans were ever made.

Used by both Hood and Polk during the Atlanta Campaign, the station also played a minor role in the "Great Locomotive Chase". Andrews stopped here to get water and wood when the stationmaster gave him a train schedule to assist him in taking ammunition to General Beauregard. The station, along with much of the city of Cassville was destroyed by Sherman's Fifth Ohio Cavalry on November 5th 1864.

In addition to the original station and the cotton warehouse there was a grist mill nearby.

The remains are behind a brick warehouse. As you walk west from the intersection of the CSX tracks and Burnt Hickory the old cotton warehouse is on your right. Continue past this building to the base of the Cass Station. The original track is still visible next to the raised bed of the current CSX track

Location:
Directions: Directions=From Cartersville take Ga. 293. Go south on Burnt Hickory Road. Cass Station is 200 yards on the right.
Additional information:

Date added: November 16, 2003
Last update: October 3, 2004

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