Leeds in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ledgendary ‘Steel Drivin’ Man’
Location. 33° 32.634′ N, 86° 32.352′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Thornton Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the yard of the old Leeds Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Leeds AL 35094, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Depot (here, next to this marker); Leeds Benchmarks In History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonathan Bass House Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rowan House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sidney Word Lee (approx. 4½ miles away); Mt. Hebron School (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leeds.
Regarding John Henry. The tunnels mentioned on the marker are not accessible to the public, active railroad do not trespass.
Also see . . . The Legend Of John Henry. Has links to pictures of the tunnels (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,073 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.