Historic Railroad Map of the Southern United States - 1870

Shipping Weight:
2.00 pounds
Starting at $29.95



Map showing the Port Royal Railroad and its connections.

Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670. The city was one of the largest in colonial America.

Columbia, South Carolina was settled on the east bank of the Congaree River in the late 1700's.

When South Carolina was made a state in 1788, Columbia, because of its central location, was named state capital.

A canal leading to the port town of Charleston was built in the early 1800's.

Railroads reached Columbia in the 1840's. The town was then a major cotton and woolen commercial center.

South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860, but was readmitted in 1868.

Many South Carolina towns were left in ashes following the American Civil War. At the war’s end Columbia experienced a major reconstruction of its buildings and damaged railroad system.

Building began in 1870 of the Port Royal Railroad. It was completed from Port Royal to Yemassee, South Carolina in 1871. In 1873 the line reached Augusta, Georgia. The company declared bankruptcy that same year and was later sold to the Port Royal & Augusta Railway.

Much of the line is now a paved cycling and pedestrian trail known as the Spanish Moss Trail.

This map of the southern United States was published in 1870 by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. It shows waterways, cities, towns, counties, and the clearly labeled railroad network with mileage noted between stations.

Included are portions of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.


Archive Paper

Archive Paper

Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.

  • Museum quality paper for high-quality fine art.
  • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
USA map icon

Made In The USA

Our wall map products are designed and printed on demand by our small team in Seattle, WA using high quality materials and fine art giclee printing.
Purchase order icon

School Purchase Orders

We gladly accept purchase orders from schools and other government institutions. Learn more here
Icon of plane flying

Worldwide Shipping

International shipping options are available. Free shipping within the contiguous USA

Questions about Historic Railroad Map of the Southern United States - 1870?

World Maps Online is here to help you with all of your map needs. If you need help finding the right product, we're happy to answer questions you have. to send us a message on live chat.