Tuscumbia Big Spring

Tuscumbia Big Spring (HMJ0W)

Location: Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Colbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 43.802', W 87° 42.225'

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Tuscumbia Big SpringBig Spring (average daily flow 35,000,000 gallons) provided water for town founded on its banks. Michael Dickson of Tennessee was first settler (about 1817). Town laid out in 1819 and incorporated as Ococoposo (Cold Water, 1820).Name changed to Tuscumbia (1822) for a Chickasaw Indian. Confederate and Union soldiers camped here intermittently during wartime. (1861~1865). Site of Tennessee Valley Fair in the 1800's, later Colbert County Fair until 1930's. Spring park established in 1919.President Carter opened his reelection campaign here Sept. 1, 1980
HM NumberHMJ0W
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTennessee Historical Preservation Board
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 435570 N 3843330
Decimal Degrees34.73003333, -87.70375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.802', W 87° 42.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 48.12" N, 87° 42' 13.50" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2904 Spring Park Rd, Tuscumbia AL 35674, US
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The marker is on private property, but it can be seen from the road. I placed a geocache at the location.

Mar 31, 2017 at 1:46pm PDT by katarn1977

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