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

Alabama River: The Grand Avenue

 
 
Alabama River: The Grand Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Alabama River: The Grand Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Twelve miles above Montgomery the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers unite to form the Alabama which meanders over four hundred miles on its way to Mobile Bay. This river has played major role in region's history, being a thoroughfare for Native Americans, European explorers, and Americans who settled along its fertile shores and used it as a means of getting cotton to Mobile and world markets. Ferries served the population until the building of Tyler Goodwyn and Reese's Ferry bridges in the first quarter of twentieth century. As Interstate required new traffic patterns, Northern By - pass bridges opened in 1972 and I-65 bridges (To the West) the following year.
 
Erected 1995 by City of Montgomery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 22.673′ N, 86° 19.156′ W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker
Gees Bend on the Alabama River image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, October 25, 1987
2. Gees Bend on the Alabama River
Gees Bend is located in Wilcox County between Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama.
was on Bell Street west of Whitman Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Maxwell Air Force Base/Air University (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wright Brothers Flying School (about 400 feet away); Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air University (about 400 feet away); Unforgettable (approx. 0.2 miles away); Train Shed 1897 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rainbow Soldier (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker missing/removed.
The Overlook Park was renovated and is now called Wright Brothers Park. Most of the markers went missing or were removed
    — Submitted December 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Interstate 65 Bridge crossing the Alabama River. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
3. Interstate 65 Bridge crossing the Alabama River.
Parks where Alabama River: The Grand Avenue Marker went missing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
4. Parks where Alabama River: The Grand Avenue Marker went missing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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