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Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, Alabama, 1861, artist's impression
Huntsville, Aa., shire town of Madison co... It is a neat and thriving place, situated in the northern part of the state, about 10 miles N. of the Tennessee River, and 30 miles from the railroad at Decatur, which runs to Tuscumbia... The town is abundantly supplied with pure and cool water from a spring, which breaks out at the foot of a rock with force sufficient to drive a forcing pump for elevating and distributing it to all the dwellings.  A fine McAdamized road, commencing 4 miles N. of the town, passes through it, and extends to the Tennessee River. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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