Edgar Alan Poe ,,,, Current burial site. born Jan 19,1809 died oct 7,1849 burial in Westminister Burial Ground,Baltimore City ,MD cause of death : "congestion of the brain ". apopular lore says he died of alcoholism.,though some claim from encephalitis. In 1875 a group of school children donated a gravestone for him.
June 12, 1832: Alabama's first railroad, the Tuscumbia Railway, opens, running the two miles from Tuscumbia Landing at the Tennessee River to Tuscumbia. The railway was the first phase of a planned railroad to Decatur, forty-three miles to the east. That railroad was needed in order for river traffic to avoid the dangerous and often unnavigable Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee River.