Patterson’s men captured the 13th Illinois Regiment’s wagon train, taking 66 prisoners. They also burned Union supplies and tore up the railroad tracks before retreating. Portions of the 5th Ohio Cavalry, the 59th Indiana Infantry, and the 5th Iowa Infantry were sent in pursuit from Huntsville.
Monte Sano State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and mountaintop retreat encompassing 2,140 acres on the eastern portion of the top and slopes of Monte Sano Mountain on the east side of Huntsville, Alabama.
Devil’s Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil’s Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.
From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil’s Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.
502 Quarter Mountain Road
Harvest, Alabama 35749
Wade Mountain Nature Preserve is currently 843 acres with eight miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Wade Mountain is currently the only Land Trust Preserve which allows equestrian trail riding.
Folklore claims the Cherokee Indians raced horses atop the mountain.
Affair At Madison Station
May 17, 1864
The largest engagement of the Civil War in Madison County Alabama was fought during a driving rainstorm in Madison, Alabama at the site of the railroad depot. Under the command of Col. Josiah Patterson, the Confederate forces (~1000 cavalry and a battery of artillery) crossed the Tennessee River near Triana and attacked a garrison of ~350 men of the 13th Illinois Infantry. Union forces fell back along the railroad toward Huntsville to Indian Creek. They counterattacked after being reinforced by infantry from Huntsville.
Monument To Service
Located on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, the sculpture by Alan Collins depicts Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus of Nazareth. Photo credit: www.collinsculptor.com
Straight To Ale Brewery
3200 Leeman Ferry Road
Huntsville AL 35801
FREE brewery tours are given on Saturdays at 2PM. Come out and see how we make the beer first hand. Your friendly tour guides Henry and Rich will give you a guided tour of the brewery, followed by some beer samples in our tasting room. Tour groups are limited to 30 people, if we have more than that we will run a second tour after the first. You must be 21 or over.
Huntsville Rock Band
Seminole Strut started as a bunch of friends getting together and jamming in late 2012. These six Huntsville, AL natives had been in various bands growing up, but had never played together as a group prior to the formation of the band. Influenced by a variety of different music styles, they meshed together to forge a unique sound with a modern touch on raw rock and soul music. Backgrounds varying from classic sounds, such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Band, the Beatles, and the Allman Brothers Band, to the stylings of funk, jazz, blues, folk and heavy rhythms.
Made in Alabama Index
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.
An engine plant that’s powering our cars and trucks, and so much more. That’s what you’ll find at our Huntsville, Alabama manufacturing facility, along with more than 1,150* proud Toyota team members. It’s where we build the powerful V6 and V8 engines found under the hoods of Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia full-size SUVs. And, since 2011, 4-cylinder engines for Camry, RAV4, Venza, Sienna and Highlander.**
Made in Alabama Index
*Figure is projected.**Toyota vehicles and components assembled using U.S. and globally sourced parts. All data as of December 2012.
U.S. Space Rocket Center
Madison County Alabama
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a museum operated by the government of Alabama, showcasing rockets, achievements, and artifacts of the U.S. space program. Sometimes billed as “Earth’s largest space museum”, astronaut Owen Garriott described the place as, “a great way to learn about space in a town that has embraced the space program from the very beginning.”
Wikipedia contributors, “U.S. Space & Rocket Center,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=U.S._Space_%26_Rocket_Center&oldid=622682324 (accessed September 1, 2014).
Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the central part of the far northern region of the State of
Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County.
Wikipedia contributors, “Huntsville, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Huntsville,_Alabama&oldid=622628474 (accessed September 1, 2014).