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Tuscumbia in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuscumbia Railway

 
 
Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of alleghenies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 17, 2009
1. Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of alleghenies Marker
Inscription. First Railroad west of Alleghenies 1832 ~ begun here; completed to Decatur, 45 miles east, in 1834. Cotton shipped by this line around nearby Muscle Shoals, then by boat down Tennessee ~ Mississippi R to world markets. 1851 ~ expanded to Memphis ~ Charleston RR. A vital line in Civil War, it changed hands several times. 1898 ~ became part of Southern Railways.
 
Erected by Alabama Historicl Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.951′ N, 87° 42.726′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is at the intersection of West 5th Street and South Water Street, on the right when traveling west on West 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 West 5th Street, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian History (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. half a mile away); Howell Thomas Heflin (approx. half a mile away); Tuscumbia Big Spring (approx. half a mile away); Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump
Tuscumbia Railway Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 17, 2009
2. Tuscumbia Railway Depot Museum
(approx. half a mile away); Ivy Green (approx. half a mile away); Cold Water Falls (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of First Railway West Alleghey Mountains. Sunday Morning, August 17, 1958 in Times Daily page 8 section 2 It Happened at Tuscumbia: by Nina Leftwich (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Digging Up History, Tuscumbia workers undercover railway treasures. The Gadsden Times Tuesday April 10, 2007 (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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