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

Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal

First Canal in Alabama

 

— Incorporated 1820, Completed 1831 —

 
Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal Marker
Inscription.  This canal was constructed to the Tennessee River to facilitate the transportation of cotton to market. Developers were: Thomas Fearn, LeRoy Pope, Stephen S. Ewing, Henry Cook, and Samuel Hazard.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 34° 43.765′ N, 86° 35.213′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Spragins Avenue Northwest east of Church Street Northwest. Located on the north side Constitution Hall Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spring Runs Its Course (a few steps from this marker); Where Does the Spring Water Go? (within shouting distance of this marker); Making the Water Work (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); History at Its Source (within shouting
Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal & Marker
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distance of this marker); The Big Spring of Today (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huntsville (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
The Northern Terminus of Indian Creek Canal image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
3. The Northern Terminus of Indian Creek Canal
Indian Creek Canal Near Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
4. Indian Creek Canal Near Church Street
Water from Big Spring feeds into the Indian Creek Canal image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
5. Water from Big Spring feeds into the Indian Creek Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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