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Near Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg

 
 
Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 14, 2010
1. Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker
Inscription.
In 1807 pioneer James Ditto began operating a ferry with landings on both sides of the Tennessee River. Early settlers landed here in order to reach their lands in Madison County. James White, Salt King of Abingdon, Va., established a thriving port at this location, incorporated as Whitesburg on Dec. 23, 1824.
Throughout the 19th century this port remained an important cotton shipping center. With the advent of railroads water transportation declined and the town soon disappeared. Its post office closed in 1905.

 
Erected 1985 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 34.558′ N, 86° 33.777′ W. Marker is near Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Boat Docks Road and W. Eugene Morgan Road, on the left when traveling south on Boat Docks Road. Click for map. Marker is located near the Ditto's Landing administration building. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lacey's Spring (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Boeing-Vertol A/ACH47A Helicopter Gunship (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hermes Guided Missile
Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 14, 2010
2. Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); Valhermoso Springs (approx. 8.1 miles away); Merrimack Mfg. Co. & Village / Joseph J. Bradley School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Triana, Alabama (approx. 9.8 miles away); Fifth Avenue School (approx. 10 miles away); Vienna (New Hope) (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 14, 2010
3. Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg Marker
Tennessee River bridge image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 14, 2010
4. Tennessee River bridge
Tennessee River near the site of Ditto's Landing. These are the US 231/431 bridges (northbound in foreground).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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