The Town has been informed that CSX will be closing the Valleywood Road railroad crossing Wednesday, April 23, 2014 around noon and should open late Friday afternoon, April 25th .
When the Valleywood Road crossing is closed, please enter and exit via the Tyrone Road (Rite Aid) end of Valleywood Road. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Tyrone, Georgia is a residential community of approximately 7,000 residents located in Fayette County, about 25 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia. The land in the area originally belonged to the Creek Indians and was settled by Irish farmers in the late 1800′s. Some of the homes built by those first settlers are still occupied by their descendants.
Tyrone was incorporated on August 18, 1911, and the Town reportedly was named by the people who built the railroad here in 1907. The Scottish and Irish immigrants thought the topography reminded them of the area around County Tyrone in Ireland.