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

Scottsboro Railroad Depot

Scottsboro Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
1. Scottsboro Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. The Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company constructed the Scottsboro Railroad Depot in 1860-1861 as a passenger and freight facility. The rail line ran throughout the Confederacy and the Union considered its capture vital to cutting off supplies to the south. On January 8, 1865, the Depot was the site of an intense battle between 101st U.S. Colored Infantry and the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry, who held the Depot, and Confederate soldiers led by Brigadier-General H. B. Lyon. The out-numbered Union soldiers defended the station until Confederate artillery fire drove them from the building. In 1870, newly incorporated Scottsboro designated the Depot as the center point of town when laying out the city limits. With the completion of a new building in 1891, the Depot stopped handling passenger traffic. The Depot remained important in the economic and social activity of the city until the 1960's. The Depot is one of only three remaining pre-Civil War railroad depots in the State of Alabama.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 34° 40.506′ N, 86° 2.214′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is on W Maple
Scottsboro Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Scottsboro Railroad Depot
Avenue near N Houston Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. mile away); Robert Thomas Scott (approx. mile away); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellefonte Cemetery / Town of Bellefonte (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Section (approx. 7.1 miles away); History of Langston (approx. 9.8 miles away); Cathedral Caverns (approx. 13.1 miles away); Fort Harker (approx. 17.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scottsboro.
Additional keywords. U.S.C.T.
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,890 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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