Near Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle
Erected 1982 by Limestone County Historical Society.
Location. 34° 54.683′ N, 86° 59.3′ W. Marker is near Elkmont, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Elkmont Road/North Jefferson Street (State Highway 127) south of Upper Fort Hampton Road (County Road 49), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24514 Elkmont Road, Elkmont AL 35620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commerce (approx. 1½ miles away); Downtown Scenes (approx. 1½ miles away); Elkmont Pride: Family-School-Church Elkmont, Alabama / Tenn. & Ala. Central Railroad (approx. 1½ miles away); Old New Garden Cemetery / New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sims Settlement (approx. 3 miles away); Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. (approx. 5½ miles away); Cunningham Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkmont.
Regarding Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. The location of the trestle/battle is accessible on a well-maintained trail (Richard Martin Trail) that follows the path of the former railroad. The closest access point to the marker is from downtown Elkmont near the old train station/historical society building.
Also see . . . The Encyclopedia of Alabama article on the Battle of Sulphur Trestle. (Submitted on August 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,221 times since then and 131 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.