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

Colbert County Courthouse Square District

 
 
Colbert County Courthouse Square District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 10, 2009
1. Colbert County Courthouse Square District Marker
Inscription. 22 structures, first Northwest Alabama historic district placed on National Register of Historic Places (1973): Courthouse, erected 1881, shows Italianate and Greek Revival influences. Fifth Street, Commercial Row, seven adjoining brick structures (late 1840's) housed commission merchants and later "The North Alabamian" Railroad Depot (1888, Tuscumbia Railroad chartered 1830); four churches (Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian); and eight homes of prominent early citizens ~ some of the earliest buildings surviving of old Tuscumbia (Coldwater founded 1817 above Big Spring).
 
Erected by Tuscumbia Historic Group.
 
Location. 34° 44.022′ N, 87° 42.215′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. On Courthouse lawn on S. Main St. Downtown Tuscumbia, Al. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell Thomas Heflin (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Episcopal Church
Colbert County Courthouse Dome image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 10, 2009
2. Colbert County Courthouse Dome
(about 500 feet away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump (approx. mile away); Cold Water Falls (approx. mile away); Tuscumbia Big Spring (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Also see . . .  Colbert County, Alabama. Welcome to Colbert County, Alabama! (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Colbert County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 10, 2009
3. Colbert County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,405 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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