Alabama State Highway 25

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Alabama Highway 25 (or State Route 25) is a 257.3-mile long highway, running northwest from Alabama State Route 5 near Pine Hill in Wilcox County to the Georgia state line. North of Leeds, the route is an unsigned partner route to U. S. Highway 411 which continues through Rome, Georgia to Newport, Tennessee.

In west Alabama's Black Belt, the route is mainly north-south. It turns in a northeasterly direction near Greensboro, skirting the southern part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Area in Shelby County.

The section of Highway 25 following the "Winding Stair Trail" over Double Oak Mountain north of Vandiver was constructed between 1914 and 1921 with the support of Buffalo Rock founder Sid Lee. The roadway provided access to his 3,000-acre camp in Calcis while also providing a route between the Coosa River valley and the Cahaba River valley.

That route paralleled a railroad line that tunnels through Double Oak Mountain.

Municipalities along Highway 25

From south to north:

Notable locations

See also

References

  • "Alabama State Route 25" (February 8, 2012) Wikipedia - accessed February 8, 2012
  • Daniels, Malcomb (February 8, 2012). "Historcial marker honoring Buffalo Rock founder to be dedicated in Shelby County". Birmingham News