Sulphur Creek Trestle

Since the 1864 Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle on September 25, 1864, the trestle has been filled in and become the Richard Martin Trail, which is used as a walking, bicycling, and horse-riding trail. Visitors can still learn more about the battle via historical signs in Elkmont and Athens, Alabama. With the generous support of Paul Bryant, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the American Battlefield Trust was able to install a historical marker detailing the Battles of Fort Henderson and Sulphur Creek Trestle at the intersection of Allyn Street and Trinity Circle in Athens.  

Sulphur Creek Trestle: What's Nearby

Athens, AL

Related Battles

Limestone, AL | September 25, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory