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Big Cut Station 

The following community description is quoted/excerpted from A Walk Through the Past: People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama by the late William Lindsey McDonald (copyright 1997) with permission of the book's editor Robert Torbert and with the utmost honor and respect for Mr. McDonald's research and dedication to preserving the history of Lauderdale County.  If you have additional historical information about this community, please email

"Big Cut Station was on the L&N Railroad directly north of Hines.  In fact, the postmaster at Hines would meet the train at Big Cut to pick up the mail delivery.  Because of the high and steep hills in this part of the county, it was necessary for the railroad to cut its way around some of these barriers.  The largest of these 'cuts' occurred at this site around 1888.  Hence, it was named for this man-made feature."

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