Historic Markers Across Alabama



Tuscumbia Railroad - First Railroad West of Alleghenies



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 43
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 43.951    W 087° 42.726
  34.73251666    -87.7121
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNGK6
 



Text:

1832: Began here; completed to Decatur, 45 miles east, in 1834. Cotton shipped by this line around nearby Muscle Shoals, then by boat down Tennessee-Mississippi River to world markets. 1851: Expanded to Memphis-Charleston Railroad. A vital line in the Civil War, it changed hands several times. 1898: Became part of Southern Railway.







End of Tuscumbia Railroad - First Railroad West of Alleghenies