The Aberdeen and Asheboro Railroad was the conglomeration of two previous railroads built by the Page family of Aberdeen, North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century.
The first railroad built by the Pages, known as the Aberdeen and West End Railroad, had been a logging railroad since about 1887. It was extended from Aberdeen to Star, NC and was completed in 1895.
About the same time, the Pages were nearing completion of the Asheboro and Montgomery Railroad, which extended from Asheboro, NC southward to Star.
In 1897, the two lines merged to form the Aberdeen and Asheboro Railroad, which then became part of the Norfolk Southern Railroad in 1912.