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In the early 1800's, a few wealthy businessmen purchased over 700 acres of land which would become known as Twiggs. The town turned into a healthy farming district and made great use of shipping and transportation methods. Barges, bridges, ports and eventually, railroads were used to import and export various goods from the thriving town. The railroad would leave a lasting impression on the small town and in 1888, Twiggs was renamed Starr in honor of C&WC Railroad Captain, W.W. Starr. The town began to primarily ship by rail and by the early 1900's, businesses and communities along the river had faded away. Starr's reputation grew as one of the most comfortable towns in the area. Travelers were eager to stay in cozy homes, like the famous Pruitt House, known for its delectable meals. Today, Starr remains nearly unchanged, with comfortable homes and farms for which it became famous.