Historic Map - Gadsden, AL - 1887

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Perspective map of the city of Gadsden, Ala. county seat of Etowah County 1887. [Drawn by] H. Wellge. Beck & Pauli Lith. Co.

Reproduction bird's-eye view map of Gadsden, Alabama drawn and published by Henry H. Wellge & Co. in 1887. Gadsden, county seat for Etowah County, began as a stagecoach stop between Huntsville and Rome along the Coosa River and was referred to as "Double Springs". In 1845, when Captain James Lafferty steered his steamboat, the "Coosa", to the area, the citizens of Double Springs wanted to honor him by naming their town "Lafferty's Landing", but upon his refusal they chose Gadsden instead, in honor of Colonel James Gadsden of South Carolina. Gadsden would become an important transportation center due to riverboat shipping.

The map features inset illustrations of:

Black Creek Falls
S. W. Berger & Co. Dry Goods
The Kyle Lumber Co.
H. Herzberg Dry Goods & Groceries

The map includes clearly labeled street names showing railroad and riverboat traffic.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

 A. Court House
 B. Post Office
 C. Methodist Church
 D. Baptist Church
 E. Presbyterian Church
 G. Catholic Church
 H. Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  I. Colored Churches
 K. College

  1. S. W. Berger & Co., Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods and Shoes
  2. Gadsden Real Estate Co.
  3. J. H. Wiley & Son, Real Estate
  4. Gadsden Investment and Loan Co.
  5. Gadsden Lumber Co.
  6. H. Herzberg, Dry Goods and Groceries
  7. W. B. Wynne & Co., Real Estate
  8. W. Fowler & Co., Real Estate Agents
  9. Jas. L. Tanner, Real Estate
10. W. A. Crocheron, Dry Goods and Groceries
11. Lowenthal & Herstein, Dry Goods, Clothing and Shoes
12. R. O. Randall, Watches and Jewelry
13. Woodliff & Tallman, Real Estate Agent
14. Gadsden Land and Improvement Co.
15. The Kyle Lumber Company's Mill
16. Coosa Furnace
17. Gadsden Furnace