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

The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad

 
 
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
1. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker
Inscription.  The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad was chartered by the Alabama legislature in the session of 1836-1837. Work was begun at Selma in 1851 and the rails reached Blue Mountain in 1861. Work was terminated during the War Between the States.

In 1867 a contract was let to complete the road to Dalton, Georgia. Three corporations merged to form the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, which reached Dalton in 1869.

On June 20, 1868, the first train arrived in Cross Plains from Jacksonville.

This marker is given in Memory of Mr. and Mrs. S. Herschel Harris by Kennedy Rue Harris.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
 
Location. 33° 55.476′ N, 85° 36.672′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center Avenue and Front Street East on North Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross Plains - Piedmont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church
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(about 500 feet away); Piedmont First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carmel Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cherokee County's Paul Revere (approx. 3.9 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 4.7 miles away); Spring Garden School (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piedmont.
 
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
2. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker Next to the Southern Railway Depot built in 1868 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
3. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker Next to the Southern Railway Depot built in 1868
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 183 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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