Fort Davis Community - Fort Davis, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 32° 14.596 W 085° 42.553
16S E 621602 N 3568131
Quick Description: Located on U.S. Highway 29, just north of Macon County Rd 2, this marker notes the history of the Fort Davis community and its railroad. Nearby is the relocated Fort Davis railroad depot.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2020 9:26:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM13FKC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lazer
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Long Description:
Marker text:
Fort Davis Community
Macon County

The community of Fort Davis was named after Fort Madison Davis, a local farmer, store owner, and the community's first postmaster. The Savannah-Americus-Montgomery Railroad constructed the railroad through the community in the late 19th century to create a direct route between Montgomery, Alabama and Savannah, Georgia, a distance of 340 miles. Once the railroad was completed, several members of the Cotton Valley community relocated to be near the new railroad. The railroad operated in Fort Davis from 1892 to 1985. In January 1986, the railroad ceased operations in Fort Davis. In 1987-1988, the Railroad company dismantled the tracks. Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage

Marker Name: Fort Davis Community - Macon County

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Fort Davis Historical Group.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2020

Marker Number: N/A

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