“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

High Red Bluff

(Chunnanugga Chatty in Creek Indian Language)

High Red Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anita C. Nyambo, July 3, 2010
1. High Red Bluff Marker
Inscription. Also called Hostile Bluff or Thirteen Mile Bluff, this spot located in a deep bend of the Alabama River was once the key to the Southeast and a strategic point in Colonial days. The first steamboat, the Harriet, arrived at this point in 1821, and the first railroad came in 1880, making Montgomery a transportation hub for people and commerce. When cotton was king, millions of bales were shipped from the wharf here by steam boat to Mobile and thence to the mills of England. The tunnel under the railroad tracks was built in 1879 so that horse-drawn wagons of cotton could be brought to the wharf without crossing the tracks.
Erected 1989 by The Society of Pioneers of Montgomery on the 170th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Montgomery.
Location. 32° 22.92′ N, 86° 18.821′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Riverfront Park and Water Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery's Panel Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"
High Red Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anita C. Nyambo, July 3, 2010
2. High Red Bluff Marker
The Riverboat Harriott II is seen in the background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Struggle For Colonial Empire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Domestic Slave Trade/Slave Transportation to Montgomery (about 300 feet away); Encanchata (about 400 feet away); Train Shed 1897 (about 500 feet away); Union Station & Riverfront Park (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Confederate Military Prison / Civil War Military Prisons (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
More about this marker. Riverfront Park entrance through brick tunnel at end of Commerce Street.
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