Ditto Landing Huntsville Alabama

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Ditto Landing Huntsville Alabama

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Here are a few links to various points of interest around Ditto Landing and Huntsville Alabama.

In the early 1800's James Ditto established a trading post and ferry across the Tennessee River and what is now known as Ditto Landing.  The ferry was used by Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett, just to do a little name dropping.  This was one of the first inland ports and very important to the cotton shipping trade until the advent of the railroads.  The area later became known as Whitesburg, named after a salt trader, James White, but Ditto Landing is still the name used and where locals head for a little fun on the water.

Ditto Landing is only 20 minutes south of Downtown Huntsville Alabama off of Hobbs Island Rd. so it is very convenient and a short trip down Memorial Parkway hwy 231.  Always something to do at Ditto Landing such as; fishing, swimming water skiing, boating or spend some time just stopping to relax, meditate or have a picnic.  Memorial Day and 4th of July are great days to stop to be a part of the holiday festivities.  Usually river cruises take place in the fall, don't forget the "Concert in the Park featuring in the past the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra.

Ditto Landing entrance off Hobbs Island Rd.

Ditto Landing Boat Docks

Tennessee River at Ditto Landing

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Norton Hills

Great Bend at Butler Basin

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Ed Silva
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Nick, ditto on Ditto landing as being a fun place to spend some time on teh river. Quite an interesting history. Was the ferry one of those rope drawn barges?

Oct 02, 2013 11:30 AM #1
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Nick like Ed said Ditto certainly has an interesting history and some very famous people in its past.

Oct 02, 2013 11:43 AM #2
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Nick,

Thanks to you I learned something new! I never heard of Ditto's Landing before and I don't know much about your state other than what you blog about. Everything sounds interesting!!!

Oct 02, 2013 11:53 AM #3
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Nick

What a wonderful localism post. This is great history about the area (I bet many are not aware) and you have established yourself as the area expert.

Love the photos, too

Jeff

Oct 02, 2013 01:07 PM #4
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Hi, Nick...if I was going to move, I think I would consider Ditto Landing. I like the outdoor recreational opportunities this area offers.

Oct 02, 2013 03:35 PM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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If you hadn't told me the origin of the name, I would have been searching the maps for another landing that this was copied from.

Oct 02, 2013 09:15 PM #6
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Nick T Pappas
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Ed-so far the only information I've been able to find out was that steam engines and boats were used to push barges on the river and to the landing.

George-it does have an interesting history.  When James Ditto first settled there the area was occoupied by friendly Chickasaw Indians.

Patricia-before I began to research the area I thought Ditto Landing was just a place for recreation on the water.

Jeff-thank you.  I really don't consider myself an expert...just learning as I go.  There are so many places like this that most of us will never know about.

Debbie-I'm sure you would enjoy the water, but I'm equally certain you would miss the Grande Messa!

Gabe-DITTO! :)

Oct 03, 2013 04:11 AM #7
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Nick, what a great looking area to play in the water, and love that name!

Oct 04, 2013 07:22 AM #8
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Nick thanks for the history lesson and the love photos

Oct 04, 2013 04:22 PM #9
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Interesting history lesson.  That one shot of the bridge looks very similar to a bridge we have here connecting Rockland County to Westchester which is headed down toward New York City.

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Hi Nick, Ditto Landing unusual name and one you would not forget. Thanks for the history lesson and the photos that show what a beautiful place Ditto Landing is..

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