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The Tuscumbia Bicentennial Commission is seeking the names of individuals and families who have been associated with the Railroad throughout the history of Tuscumbia. Families who are part of the town’s railroad history will be recognized on July 13, at an upcoming Bicentennial festival event called “Hail the Rail – Tuscumbia Railroad Day.” A full day of activities is planned. If you have the name and position of a family member who worked for or with the Tuscumbia Railway in its earliest years or with Southern Railway and Norfolk Southern, at any time up until the current time, please email the information to: You may also mail it to City of Tuscumbia, Bicentennial Commission, Hail the Rail Event, P.O. Box 29, Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Please include: Your name, the names of family members who will wish to attend and be recognized, your mailing address, email address, cell number or other preferred telephone number and any old photographs associated with your family or the railroad history of Tuscumbia. It may also be people and families who have moved away from this area, but whose family once lived here and worked for the railroad. For more information: or 256-389-1357 or 256-710-9081.

Welcome to Tuscumbia Alabama, a city steeped in history dating to 1820. Tuscumbia was an early center for agriculture, commerce and industry that included the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The future of Tuscumbia is bright. An ample labor supply and ideal location, coupled with a progressive local government and community support, attract those who seek a desirable place to live, work and prosper.

Recreational amenities, cultural opportunities, and a progressive economic base make Tuscumbia one of the most attractive areas in the southeast.

With its rich history and even brighter future, Tuscumbia is a great place to visit or to spend a lifetime!

Tuscumbia is the county seat of Colbert County, located in the Northwest corner of the state. This strategic location places Tuscumbia at the hub of the great Tennessee River Valley.

Tuscumbia is strategically located with easy access to major southeast cities. Highway accessibility is excellent with four lane traffic on U.S. highways 43 and 72. Interstate 65 is only 45 miles southeast of the city.

A regional airport is located 3 miles east of Tuscumbia in Muscle Shoals.

With a population of 8,423, the city offers its residents the comfortable atmosphere of a small town, but includes a large shopping and industrial area. Tuscumbia has the advantage of being part of the greater Shoals area, which encompasses Sheffield, Muscle Shoals and Florence.

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