Baltimore

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Baltimore was the name of a proposed river port on the Mulberry Fork of the Warrior River near Little Mountain about 7 miles west of Blount Springs. The proposed settlement was part of a plan to operate small keelboats which would carry coal to Tuscaloosa and Mobile. A pamphlet published in 1820 described the future city as "the emporium of boat building and coal mining in Alabama" and numerous lots were sold. A few houses and at least one new riverboat were constructed by Elijah Cunningham, but the falls of the river proved a barrier to navigation and the plan was left unrealized.

References

  • Brown, Virginia Pounds and Jane Porter Nabers, eds. (1970) Mary Gordon Duffee's Sketches of Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press ISBN 081735011X