Settled 1819~Incorporated 1832One of Alabama's oldest incorporated towns. Waterloo was an important Tennessee river ports during the steamboat ear. In low~ water season after large boats from Louisville, Cincinnati and other places downriver unloaded here: smaller craft transported goods and passengers upriver to Florence at the foot of the Muscle Shoals. Following a disastrous flood in 1847, the town was moved from its location on the riverbank, now under Pickwick Lake, to present higher ground. Union gunboats shelled it July 1862. Gen. William T. Sherman crossed the river here, November 1863, and made temporary headquarters in Dr. O.B. Sullivan's home.
|Placed By||Donated by E.L. Culvert|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 403299 N 3864128|
|Decimal Degrees||34.91500000, -88.05860000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 54.9', W 88° 3.516'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 54' 54.00" N, 88° 3' 30.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6990 Co Rd 14, Waterloo AL 35677, US|
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