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Aliceville in Pickens County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot

 
 
Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
1. Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. The Carrollton Short Line Railroad, authorized by the legislature in 1897, connected the Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Reform with the Pickens County seat. John Taylor Cochrane of Tuscaloosa, working with Carrollton citizens, completed that line in 1902, then extended it southward toward the Tombigbee River with the encouragement of south Pickens County landowners. Purchasing 36 acres between the villages of Franconia and Bridgeville, Cochrane founded “Aliceville,” named for his wife, Alyce Searcy. By 1903, tracks reached the new town’s depot here at the south end of Broad Street and in February 1907, Aliceville was incorporated.

As Cochrane’s railroad line continued on toward Mobile, it was rechristened the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad. The line operated in Pickens County until June 29, 1976, when the last train made its run.
 
Erected 2001 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 7.636′ N, 88° 9.099′ W. Marker is in Aliceville, Alabama, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Parkway (Alabama Route 14) and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Memorial Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Memorial Parkway, Aliceville AL 35442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Looking east on SR-14 (Memorial Parkway) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
2. Looking east on SR-14 (Memorial Parkway)
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); R. J. Kirksey High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); George Downer Field (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of James McCrory (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pickens County Courthouse (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aliceville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi Rails website about the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. More about the railroad from Railroads Yesterday website. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
The view west towards State Route 17. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
3. The view west towards State Route 17.
Aliceville Museum across street from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
4. Aliceville Museum across street from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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