Let's all get ready to head to the AMORY RAILROAD FESTIVAL, where thousands upon thousand have enjoyed this event every April since 1979. Folks from near and far, including many railroad enthusiasts, make the Amory Railroad festival a "must", year in and year out.


The town located on the east bank of the Tombigbee River was established by the K.C.M.&B. Railroad (Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham). It is situated at the halfway point between Memphis and Birmingham and named for the railroad magnate, Harcourt Amory. Amory became an important rail stop.


The town of Amory was plotted and first lots were sold at auction in November 1887, when the railroad came through the area; incorporation followed in 1888. People rushed in to buy property "Planned City". Its wide streets and carefully arranged business and resiidential areas helped pave the way for Amory's future.