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Tuscumbia in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuscumbia Big Spring

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 22, 2009
1. Tuscumbia Big Spring Marker
Inscription. Big Spring (average daily flow 35,000,000 gallons) provided water for town founded on its banks. Michael Dickson of Tennessee was first settler (about 1817). Town laid out in 1819 and incorporated as Ococoposo (Cold Water, 1820). Name changed to Tuscumbia (1822) for a Chickasaw Indian. Confederate and Union soldiers camped here intermittently during wartime. (1861~1865). Site of Tennessee Valley Fair in the 1800's, later Colbert County Fair until 1930's. Spring park established in 1919. President Carter opened his reelection campaign here Sept. 1, 1980
 
Erected 1989 by Tennessee Historical Preservation Board.
 
Location. 34° 43.802′ N, 87° 42.225′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on Spring Park Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the intersection of S. Main St. and Spring Park Rd. on left upon entering into the park. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Water Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Tears
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By Sandra Hughes, July 22, 2009
2. Tuscumbia Big Spring Park
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Indian History (about 400 feet away); Jackson's Military Road (about 400 feet away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (about 500 feet away); U. S. Army M60A3 Main Battle Tank (about 500 feet away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Tuscumbia Big Spring Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 22, 2009
3. Tuscumbia Big Spring Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,047 times since then and 100 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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