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Attalla in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“The Junction”

Attalla

 
 
“The Junction” Attalla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
1. “The Junction” Attalla Marker
Inscription. For thousands of years, two important Indian trade routes ran across what was to become Etowah County. The “High Town Path” ran from Charlestown, S.C. west to the Mississippi River, near Memphis, TN. The “Creek Path” begins at Pensacola, Fl. and runs northwest into the Ohio Country.

Two miles west of this spot, on Big Wills Creek, the two routes formed a “Junction,” and became a combined path across Racoon (Sand) Mountain, where it again divided.

By 1866-1867, two railroads were under construction and later crossed to form a junction. In 1873 it was chartered as a Town Attalla.
 
Erected 2008 by Cherokee Chapter National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
 
Location. 34° 1.156′ N, 86° 5.127′ W. Marker is in Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue Northeast (U.S. 431) and Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Attalla AL 35954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wills (here, next to this marker); Electricity for the City of Attalla
“The Junction” Attalla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
2. “The Junction” Attalla Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Attalla (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Patrick Lay (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Sibert (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sibert (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dwight Mill Village (approx. 2.3 miles away); Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attalla.
 
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“The Junction” Attalla Marker and Camp Wills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
3. “The Junction” Attalla Marker and Camp Wills Marker
Downtown Attalla, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
4. Downtown Attalla, Alabama
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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