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Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Tuscumbia is approximately 8,413 (1990), 8423 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,593 (1990), 3704 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tuscumbia is 18.577 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.018 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tuscumbia to Washington DC is 686 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 184 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tuscumbia is positioned 34.72 degrees north of the equator and 87.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Tuscumbia is the birthplace of world famous, blind and deaf from a very young age, Hellen Keller. The pump where young Helen first learned the word "water" still stands where it was. The Home "Ivy Green" is host to a play (The Miracle Worker) each Summer season. The house has suffered fire damage on at least twice, but has always been restored to pristine condition.
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Big Spring Park - This is the location where Indian Chief "Toscahambi" settled well before the whiteman was known. The wooded park has lovely picnic areas and a bridge that crosses the creek formed by "The Big Spring".

Wilson Dam and fishing/skiing Lake, Reynolds Aluminum and Ford Motors have plants, plus the Power System Service Shops of The Tennessee Valley Authority contribute to the appeal of quiet living on a moderate budget.
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