Points of Interest
On the south bank of the Tennessee River at the mouth of Spring Creek in Sheffield, Alabama. Tuscumbia Landing was a departure point on the water route to Indian Territory for Cherokees and Creeks. It was the site of 1st Railroad west of the Appalachian Mountains that bypassed the Muscle Shoals rapids from the Landing in Decatur. Turn left off Blackwell Road north of W. 20th Avenue or call 256.383.0250 for directions.
On the north bank of the Tennessee River in the town of Waterloo, Alabama. Cherokees were brought by land from Ross Landing in Tennessee. Cherokees and Creeks were brought by water from Tuscumbia Landing when the water was too low for steamboats there. Take County Road 14 west from Florence, Alabama.
100 Market St NW,
Decatur, Alabama at the site of the historical riverboat landing. Cherokees were brought down river from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and NE Alabama by boat and loaded on the Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad to by pass the Muscle Shoals rapids on the way to Tuscumbia Landing to finish their journey to Indian Territory by boat.
Lake Guntersville State Park
1155 Lodge Dr.
Guntersville, AL 35976
General Info: 256-571-5440