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

Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal

First Canal in Alabama

 
 
Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal Marker
Inscription. Incorporated 1820
Completed 1831
This canal was constructed to the Tennessee River to facilitate the transportation of cotton to market. Developers were: Thomas Fearn, LeRoy Pope, Stephen S. Ewing, Henry Cook, and Samuel Hazard.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.765′ N, 86° 35.213′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Spragins Avenue Northwest east of Church Street Northwest. Touch for map. Located on the north side Constitution Hall Park. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hunt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huntsville (about 400 feet away); Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA. (about 400 feet away); First Bank In Alabama (about 400 feet away); Erected in 1835 (about 400 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Madison County (about 700 feet away); Harrison Brothers Hardware (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal & Marker
The Northern Terminus of Indian Creek Canal image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
3. The Northern Terminus of Indian Creek Canal
Indian Creek Canal Near Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
4. Indian Creek Canal Near Church Street
Water from Big Spring feeds into the Indian Creek Canal image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
5. Water from Big Spring feeds into the Indian Creek Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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