Russellville (HM1B11)

Location: Russellville, AL 35653 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.293', W 87° 43.828'

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Incorporated on November 27, 1819, three weeks before Alabama achieved statehood, Russellville was platted around the intersection of two historic roads.

Edmund Pendleton Gains began work on the road that would bear his name on December 26, 1807. Gaines' Trace extended from Elk River shoals, to Cotton Gin Port on the Tombigee River in present-day Mississippi. Lawrence Street follows part of the route through town.

Work on a more direct road from Nashville to New Orleans began in 1817 under Andrew Jackson's supervision. The route was called Jackson's Military Road, and Jackson Avenue as it passes through Russellville.
HM NumberHM1B11
Year Placed2007
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 432944 N 3818380
Decimal Degrees34.50488333, -87.73046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.293', W 87° 43.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 17.58" N, 87° 43' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 N Jackson Ave, Russellville AL 35653, US
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