Muscle Shoals Canal

Muscle Shoals Canal (HMIXR)

Location: Killen, AL 35645 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.436', W 87° 32.527'

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1836 - 1918

Lock Six, headquarters of Muscle Shoals Canal, was located 1.3 miles south of here. An 1836 attempt to build a bypass canal around the shoals proved unsuccessful. On November 10, 1890 the canal from Rogersville to Florence was successfully completed. The river fell 85 feet in 14 1/2 miles requiring nine locks. Canal was closed in 1918 and later covered by backwaters from Wilson and Wheeler Dams. Jesse James robbed the U.S. Payroll near Lock Six in 1881.
Placed ByBrooks High School Classes
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 450444 N 3857348
Decimal Degrees34.85726667, -87.54211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.436', W 87° 32.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 26.16" N, 87° 32' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1507 Lee Highway, Killen AL 35645, US
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