Burns' Shoals

Burns' Shoals (HMJ8U)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.842', W 87° 34.298'

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The remains of Burns' Shoals now lie nearly 40 feet underwater. This rock outcropping was the first of the shoals known as the "Falls of Tuscaloosa" and represents the "Fall Line" or contact point of the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Plateau, which extends nearly 2000 miles to Canada. From here upstream the riverbed is primarily rock while downstream is is sand, silt and gravel. It was head of navigation on the river and thus a primary reason for the founding of Tuscaloosa. It was used as an early ford and bathing site, and later provided a solid foundation for a succession of bridges. During construction of Old Locks One, Two and Three (1888-1895), it was channelized to allow the passage of river traffic.
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HM NumberHMJ8U
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446729 N 3675160
Decimal Degrees33.21403333, -87.57163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.842', W 87° 34.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 50.52" N, 87° 34' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10982 Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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