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

Passenger Depot

Huntsville, Alabama

 

—Built 1860 —

 
Passenger Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. Passenger Depot Marker
Inscription. Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company Eastern Division headquarters in this passenger depot, adjoining yards and ships captured by Union Army April 11, 1862. Vital east-west Confederate rail link severed; C.S.A. soldiers imprisoned here. Depot later used by Federals as base for gathering supplies for Western Theater military operations. After Civil War returned to M.&C.R.R. Co.; acquired by Southern Railway System 1898; since 1971 preserved by City of Huntsville. National Register of Historic Places 1971.
 
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 44.064′ N, 86° 35.454′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Church Street NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II - Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) (about 700 feet away); Korean War/1950-1953 (about 700 feet away); 1959-1975/Vietnam War/Vietnam War (about 700 feet away); Cold War-Global 1945-/ Cold War-Germany 1945-1990
Passenger Depot Marker (Newer Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 16, 2017
2. Passenger Depot Marker (Newer Marker)
(about 700 feet away); Gulf War-1991/War on Terrorism (about 700 feet away); Korean War/ Cold War-Korea 1953- (about 700 feet away); World War II (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Huntsville Passenger Depot On Church Street NW. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
3. Huntsville Passenger Depot On Church Street NW.
BNSF Freight Train Passing The Old Huntsville Depot image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
4. BNSF Freight Train Passing The Old Huntsville Depot
Passenger Depot Back view image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 16, 2017
5. Passenger Depot Back view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on July 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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