Resources and Feedback

We encourage you to visit the Web sites listed on this page that are maintained by our fellow rail museums and railroad fans. We also hope we can convince you to participate in our efforts to make this a museum that can stand alongside the long-established rail museums like Bridgeport and Chattanooga.

Please consider joining this pioneering effort to restore and maintain a historical landmark.

 

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Getting here

The Scottsboro Depot Museum is located in Scottsboro, AL, the county seat of Jackson County, in the Northeast corner of Alabama at ADDRESS:

























From Chattanooga

  1. Take -24 West toward NASHVILLE/BIRMINGHAM (Passing through GEORGIA, then crossing into TENNESSEE) for 26.8 miles.

  2. Take the US-64/US-72 exit, EXIT 152, toward US-41/KIMBALL/S PITTSBURG for 0.1 miles.

  3. Take the ramp toward S PITTSBURG/RUSSELL CAVE NATL MONUMENT for 0.1 miles.

  4. Take a SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-72 W/US-64 W/TN-150 S/TN-27 W. Continue to follow US-72 W (Crossing into ALABAMA) for 29.3 miles.

  5. Merge onto AL-279 S toward SCOTTSBORO for 3.6 miles.

  6. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto E WILLOW ST/AL-35 for 0.7 miles.

  7. Turn RIGHT onto N BROAD ST for 0.1 miles.

  8. Turn LEFT onto W MAPLE AVE for 0.1 miles. The Scottsboro Depot Museum is located at ADDRESS.


From Huntsville

  1. Take I-565 East, which becomes US-72 E for 35.8 miles.

  2. Take the AL-279 S/BROAD STREET ramp for 0.3 miles.

  3. Take the ramp toward SCOTTSBORO.

  4. Turn LEFT onto AL-279/S BROAD ST. Continue to follow S BROAD ST for 2.2 miles.

  5. Turn LEFT onto WEST MAPLE AVE for 0.1 miles. The Scottsboro Depot Museum is located at ADDRESS.


From Montgomery, AL

  1. Take I-65 North toward BIRMINGHAM for 78.8 miles.

  2. Merge onto I-459 N via EXIT 250 toward US-280/ATLANTA/GADSDEN for 18.1 miles.

  3. Merge onto I-59 N via EXIT 33B toward GADSDEN for 81.4 miles.

  4. Take the AL-35 exit, EXIT 218, toward FORT PAYNE/RAINSVILLE for 0.3 miles.

  5. Turn LEFT onto AL-35 N/GLENN BLVD SW. Continue to follow AL-35 N for 23.4 miles.

  6. Take a SLIGHT RIGHT onto VETERANS DR/AL-35 N for 2.9 miles.

  7. Turn LEFT onto E WILLOW ST/AL-35 for 0.7 miles.

  8. Turn RIGHT onto N BROAD ST for 0.1 miles.

  9. Turn LEFT onto W MAPLE AVE.for 0.1 miles. The Scottsboro Depot Museum is located at ADDRESS.


How can you help?

The Scottsboro Depot Museum is a totally volunteer effort supported by the Jackson County Historical Society. If you would like to contribute to this effort, you might do one of the following:

And of course, tax deductable donations of any amount are always appreciated!


Joining the Jackson County Historical Association

Support the Scottsboro Depot Museum and other historical preservation and restoration effort by joining the Jackson County Historical Association (JCHA). Organized October 27, 1974, the group meets quarterly and is currently chaired by Jen Stewart. The cost of the annual membership is $20 and is tax deductable. Mail your check to:

JCHA
Post Office Box 1494
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Membership includes a subscription to the Jackson County Chronices, an invaluable resource for Jackson County genealogy researchers and historians. Limited back issues are available from editor Ann B. Chambless, and bound volumes of all issues are available in the genealogy section of the Scottsboro Public Library.

The JCHA has spearheaded key preservation efforts in the county including the Scottsboro/Jackson Heritage Center, the Bandstand renovation, and the Scottsboro Depot Museum.

To finance work on the bandstand and other projects, the JCHA is still selling memorial bricks to complete the walkway. The 4 x 8 inch brick is $50.00, and the 8 x 8 inch brick is $100.00. You may include 3 engraved lines with 18 characters per line. Spaces count as characters just like letters. A form will be mailed to anyone who is interested in procuring a brick to honor a family member or friend or to memorialize an ancestor.

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