Historic Markers Across Alabama



Alabama River: The Grand Avenue



Marker ID:  
Location: on Bell Street west of Whitman Street, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.673    W 086° 19.156
  32.37788333    -86.31926666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Twelve miles above Montgomery the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers unite to form the Alabama which meanders over four hundred miles on its way to Mobile Bay. This river has played major role in region's history, being a thoroughfare for Native Americans, European explorers, and Americans who settled along its fertile shores and used it as a means of getting cotton to Mobile and world markets. Ferries served the population until the building of Tyler Goodwyn and Reese's Ferry bridges in the first quarter of twentieth century. As Interstate required new traffic patterns, Northern By - pass bridges opened in 1972 and I-65 bridges (To the West) the following year.

Erected 1995 by City of Montgomery.







End of Alabama River: The Grand Avenue