railroad on the condition that it would build a train station there that would remain open as long as there
were passenger trains on the Airline Rail.
In 1886, a post office was opened after a petition was sent to the Governor and approved.
The Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was established to serve the community. It still
stands next to Lyles Station School. Two grocery stores, a lumber mill, blacksmith shop, the Sand Hill
Cemetery and 55 homes were also part of the Lyles Station community.
By the dawn of the 20th Century, 800 people lived and farmed a 3 mile radius of Lyles Station
As the 20th Century progressed, the lure of steady paychecks, slowly drained the populations of the
small farming settlements. Young people wanted more, and the more appeared to be anywhere but on
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