Historic Markers Across Alabama



First Railroad West of Allegheny Mountains



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Wilson Street Northeast (U.S. 72) and Harborview Drive Northeast, Decatur, Alabama
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 34° 36.873    W 086° 58.999
  34.61455    -86.98331666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24P8
 



Text:

First Railroad
West of Allegheny Mountains - Tuscumbia, Courtland & Decatur RR.


Built 1833 to by-pass shoals in Tenn. River. Absorbed by Memphis & Charleston And by Southern Rwy. In 1898.

Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of First Railroad West of Allegheny Mountains