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

Alabama's Physical Diversity

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
1. Alabama's Physical Diversity Marker
Inscription. Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history.

Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, which is at the most southern end of the Appalachian Plateau. The area is characterized by flat-topped high elevation and deep, steep valleys.

Sandstone is very porous and easily penetrated by water. It has been used commonly in construction. Look at the Clarkson Covered bridge pilings and boulders in the parking area for examples. Also note the sandstone exposed to the right of the bridge.

Sedimentary rocks, including shale and sandstone are the most common rock types found in the area which is part of the Pottsville Geological Formation. There are also deposits of coal throughout the region.
 
Location. 34° 12.434′ N, 86° 59.427′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 1240 Co RD 1043. Touch for map. Marker located in Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Land-Use and Water Quality (a few steps from this marker); Clarkson Covered Bridge (within

Alabama's Physical Diversity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
2. Alabama's Physical Diversity Marker
shouting distance of this marker); What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (within shouting distance of this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (within shouting distance of this marker); Monitoring Watershed Health (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); What is Water Pollution? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Also see . . .  Clarkson Covered Bridge. One of Cullman's most well known attractions and historically rich sites, Clarkson Covered Bridge, originally built in 1904, and was once used regularly by farmers and travelers to cross Crooked Creek, the weatherworn bridge is now closed to traffic, the centerpiece of a park built in period fashion to showcase the bridge and its historical significance. The bridge was torn in two, in 1921 by a huge storm. One piece was left intact, the other swept down stream and soon salvaged. One year later, the project to repair the bridge with the salvaged material was completed. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsEnvironment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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