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Near Leesburg in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway

 
 
Tennessee Alabama & Georgia Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
1. Tennessee Alabama & Georgia Railway Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1891 as the Chattanooga Southern Railway, the line ran 91.7 miles from Chattanooga to Gadsden. It was re-organized as the TA&G in 1911. From 1922 until 1951, the "scooter" motor car handled passenger service on the line. The railroad was purchased by Southern Railway in 1971 and later abandoned. The pillars still remain from the trestle over Yellow Creek, which was the site of a terrible train wreck in 1924.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 13.338′ N, 85° 43.439′ W. Marker is near Leesburg, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Blue Pond Road (State Highway 273) and County Road 365, on the right when traveling south on Blue Pond Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3595 AL-273, Leesburg AL 35983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sand Rock (approx. 2.8 miles away); Leesburg (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 5 miles away); John Johnathan Pratt
Trestle over Yellow Creek image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
2. Trestle over Yellow Creek
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Cherokee County's Beginnings (approx. 5 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Yellow Creek Falls and Weiss Lake can be seen from this location.
 
Also see . . .  Yellow Creek Falls - Weiss Lake. Snow covered Yellow Creek Falls - Weiss Lake Alabama above the old (TAG) Tennessee Alabama & Georgia Railway bridge trestle. The old railroad bed can be seen also. (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. DisastersRailroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide shot of marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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