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Waterloo in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Waterloo

Settled 1819~Incorporated 1832

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 1, 2009
1. Waterloo Marker
Inscription. One of Alabama's oldest incorporated towns. Waterloo was an important Tennessee river port during the steamboat era. In low~water season after large boats from Louisville, Cincinnati and other places downriver unloaded here: smaller craft transported goods and passengers upriver to Florence at the foot of the Muscle Shoals. Following a disastrous flood in 1847, the town was moved from its location on the riverbank, now under Pickwick Lake, to present higher ground. Union gunboats shelled it July 1862. Gen. William T. Sherman crossed the river here, November 1863, and made temporary headquarters in Dr. O.B. Sullivan's home.
 
Erected by Donated by E.L. Culvert.
 
Location. 34° 54.9′ N, 88° 3.516′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Touch for map. Located at Entrance of Waterloo on Hwy 14, on right side of road from Florence, Al. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo AL 35677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edith Newman Culver (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. half a mile away); Mud Glorious Mud (approx. 1.5 miles away); A Gathering of Eagles
Waterloo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 1, 2009
2. Waterloo Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Wet, Wild, and Wonderful (approx. 8.3 miles away); Welcome! (approx. 8.3 miles away); Trace Travelers (approx. 8.4 miles away); Chickasaw Hospitality (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Waterloo Alabama. "Where the Eagles Soar" (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Waterloo, Alabama. Waterloo is a town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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