Incorporated in 1888, the Lexington Terminal opened its 4-mile road between Crawford and Lexington on October 1, 1889. It included a half-mile branch to a quarry of the Blue Granite Company.
At Crawford, the line connected with the Georgia Railroad's branch line between Union Point and Athens, built in the early 1840s.
The lessees of the Georgia Railroad acquired the Lexington line in 1900, but it was not until 1917 that they took over its operations.
The line was abandoned in 1947.