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

The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad

 
 
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
1. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad was chartered by the Alabama legislature in the session of 1836-1837. Work was begun at Selma in 1851 and the rails reached Blue Mountain in 1861. Work was terminated during the War Between the States.

In 1867 a contract was let to complete the road to Dalton, Georgia. Three corporations merged to form the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, which reached Dalton in 1869.

On June 20, 1868, the first train arrived in Cross Plains from Jacksonville.

This marker is given in Memory of Mr. and Mrs. S. Herschel Harris by Kennedy Rue Harris.
 
Location. 33° 55.476′ N, 85° 36.672′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center Avenue and Front Street East on North Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross Plains - Piedmont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Piedmont First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); "The Magnolias" (approx. 11.3
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
2. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker
miles away); Thomas A. Walker (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jacksonville State University (approx. 11.3 miles away); Joseph William Burke (approx. 11.3 miles away); Presidents of Jacksonville State (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piedmont.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Alabama railroads. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker Next to the Southern Railway Depot built in 1868 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 19, 2009
3. The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad Marker Next to the Southern Railway Depot built in 1868
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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