All Aboard!

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY In the early 1860s the railroad, in the form of the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio Railroad (AT&O) arrived in Davidson. The AT&O was incorporated in Tennessee in 1852 and in North Carolina in 1855, with the intention of connecting...

Early Transportation in Davidson

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY   On January 20, 1857, Charlotte’s Western Democrat published an advertisement offering the Charlotte and Taylorsville Plank road for sale. According to ad, “The Road extends from Charlotte via Davidson College to Mt. Mourne, Iredell...

Outrunning the Train

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY In the early 1900s, two interesting articles appeared in local newspapers about creatures who had managed to outrun the train. On April 5, 1904, the Monroe Journal reported that ‘Red Buck’, “the auburn-haired youth who collects money and...