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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

Directions

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Location of Russell Cave National Monument
Antoine Fletcher

Russell Cave National Monument is located at 3729 County Road 98 in Bridgeport, Alabama. It is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, just south of the Tennessee state line.

From Huntsville or Scottsboro, Alabama:

  • Take US-highway 72 east to county road 75
  • Turn left onto county road 75
  • Turn right onto county road 98 for four miles
  • Turn left into the entrance of the park

From Nashville and Winchester, Tennessee

  • Take I-24 east
  • Take the US-72 west exit, exit 152 toward S.Pittsburgh and Russell Cave National Monument
  • Turn slight right onto US-72 west/TN-27 west. Continue to follow US-72 west(Crossing into Alabama).
  • Turn slight right onto county road 75.
  • Turn right onto Dorans Cove Ridley Road, county road 98
  • Turn left into the entrance of the park
 

From Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Take I-24 west
  • Take US highway 72 exit, exit 152 A toward S. Pittburg
  • Take US 72 west (Crossing into Alabama) to county road 75
  • Turn right onto county road 75
  • Continue on county road 75
  • Turn right onto Dorans Cove Ridley Road, county road 98
  • Turn left into the entrance of the park


Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Broken pieces of pottery are called "sherds". The National Park Service found over 13,000 pottery sherds at Russell Cave National Monument. Almost all types of pottery from the local region were found at this site. The pots were used for storage and cooking.