Historic Markers Across Alabama

Forrest's Railroad

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Greensboro
County: Hale
Waymark: None


Building of Selma, Marion & Memphis Railroad was completed to this point in 1870 during the presidency (1869-1874) of the distinguished Confederate cavalry leader, General Nathan Bedford Forrest. His fellow officer, Gen. E. W. Rucker, served as superintendent of construction. An extension to Akron was finished in 1882. This railroad is now part of the Southern Railway System.

End of Forrest's Railroad