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Near Clay in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Cahaba Heart River of Alabama

 
 
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By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
1. The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker
Inscription. On Cahaba Mountain to the NW, springs form a fragile stream that grows as it carves through the steep, rocky terrain of Birmingham suburbs, flowing south on the Gulf Coastal Plain to the Alabama River, at the site of Alabama's first capital, Cahawba. The Cahaba has sustained human life at least 10,000 years and remains a major drinking water source. It is known nationally for biological diversity and beauty and, at 191 miles, is Alabama's longest free flowing river. It nurtures 69 rare, imperiled aquatic species & the largest stand of shoals lilies on Earth.
 
Erected 2006 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 44.034′ N, 86° 32.424′ W. Marker is near Clay, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Old Springville Road / County Road 30, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. From Deerfoot Parkway turn right onto Old Springville Road The marker is located 4.5 miles from the traffic light at Deerfoot Parkway and old Springville Road in Clay. Marker is in this post office area: Clay AL 35048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wear Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles
Echo Lake & The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
2. Echo Lake & The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker
away); Pioneer Massey Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 4.3 miles away); Town of Margaret (approx. 5 miles away); First Baptist Church Of Springville (approx. 5.2 miles away); Trussville Furnace (approx. 8.2 miles away); Trussville, Alabama (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clay.
 
Also see . . .  The Cahaba Lily. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryNatural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker On Old Springville Road image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
3. The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker On Old Springville Road
The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
4. The Cahaba Heart River Of Alabama Marker
The Cahaba River & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
5. The Cahaba River & Marker
Upper End of Echo Lake image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
6. Upper End of Echo Lake
The Cahaba River Meeting The Alabama River. Dallas County, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
7. The Cahaba River Meeting The Alabama River. Dallas County, Alabama
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,621 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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