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Proposed Overhills Rail-Trail Project
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Rail-Trails are unused railroad corridors that have been preserved and converted into community assets as historical, recreational, environmental, and economic resources.  Lengths vary from hundreds of feet to hundreds of miles.  Surfaces vary from dirt to gravel to asphalt to concrete.  Uses vary from hiking to biking to roller blading and skating to horseback riding.
North Carolina Rail-Trails is proposing that the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway / Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right-of-way through the former Rockefeller family estate at Overhills, Harnett and Cumberland Counties, be converted for public use as a Rail-Trail.

The North Carolina Rail-Trails proposal addresses four basic issues:

Passenger Station
  1. History
  2. Health & Recreation
  3. The Environment, and
  4. Economic Impact.
Bridge Abutment
PROJECT BACKGROUND

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Links

CF&YV Logo Click on the logo to contact the "Save Overhills" organization.
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo to access the webpage for the Army's Overhills EIS (Environmental Impact Statement), and to leave comments on any aspect of the project.
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo to read the Minutes of the June 5 Public Scoping Meeting held at the Cumberland County Library in Fayetteville.
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo to read a letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Army's use of the Overhills Property which outlines the North Carolina Rail-Trails' proposal.
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo for an article which appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Sunday, July 8, 2001.)
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo for an article which appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Thursday, July 13.)
CF&YV Logo Click on the logo for an editorial which appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Tuesday, August 7.)
RTC Logo Click on the logo for more information on the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
NCRT LOGO Click on the logo for more information on the NC Rails-Trails organization
TRTC Logo Click on the logo for more information on the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which is developing the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, Wake, and Chatham Counties.
Donald Ross Society Click on the logo for more information on the Donald Ross Society.
Click on the logo for an article in the Winter 2001 issue of Triad Golf Today magazine about the Donald Ross-designed Overhills golf course.
First Tee Click on the logo for more information on The First Tee program.


For further information on the Overhills Rail-Trail Project, contact:

Paul F. Wilson

2112 Harlee Street   Methodist College
Fayetteville, NC  28303-4846   Fayetteville, NC  28311
(910)-323-4986   (910) 630-7105
Email me at pwilson3@nc.rr.com   pwilson@methodist.edu


CF&YV Loco
Photo from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; Steam Locomotives, Ships and History by Richard E. Prince, 1966
(reprinted by the Indiana University Press in 2000).