Bluffton, Alabama

Bluffton’s ore fields did not meet the expectations of their investors and higher grade iron was available closer to Birmingham. Commercial businesses began to fail, and Bluffton soon came to be considered a ghost town.

Map: 1888 Alabama

Title
Map of Alabama.
Summary
Shows drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network in colored lines.
Contributor Names
Alabama. Railroad Commissioners.
Created / Published
Chicago, 1888.
Subject Headings
– Railroads–Alabama–Maps
– United States–Alabama
Notes
– Scale ca. 1:1,150,000.
– “Prepared expressly for the Tenth (10th) Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners of Alabama.”
– LC Railroad maps, 179
– Description derived from published bibliography.
– Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Description
Shows drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network in colored lines.