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Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 14,762. Named for its founder Robert Scott, the city is the county seat of Jackson County.

Scottsboro is famously the home to the Unclaimed Baggage Center. This center sells articles of unclaimed and undeliverable airline luggage whose owners the air lines cannot locate. The Center ends up with such items as electronics, clothing, and any other item that might be found in lost airline luggage. The prices are low and the offerings eclectic enough to attract visitors from other states, and even from other parts of the world who make their way to Scottsboro to see what others have lost. The Unclaimed Baggage Center has been featured several times in the media, including in the The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The Seattle Times and the travel/adventure television series Globe Trekker. Of course, it is not to be thought that the airlines are making any kind of "killing" on the sale of this "free" stock in trade, since undoubtedly they paid the owners in question handsomely for not being able to match this luggage to them.

Also, on the old Memphis and Charleston Railroad near the public square, the freight depot still stands. Built in 1856, it is considered the oldest standing structure in the original city limits. During the Civil War, Union raiders and Confederate soldiers fought in a skirmish, which ended up with bullet holes in the brick walls and wooden cargo doors. The structure is currently being restored.

First Monday has been a major draw for over one hundred years, perhaps since 1870. In the old Southern style, First Monday is a trade day (or flea market) in which people set up stalls, sell homemade wares, and generally have a good time.

Payne's Soda Shop, located on the Courthouse Square, has been in business since 1869. The small, yet elegant, shop shows off a 1950s-themed design, offering the classic malt, and it even sports extremely rare photographs of 

King Caldwell Park is situated near downtown Scottsboro, right next to the Library and across the street from the Police Department. It is largely wooded, with several nature trails running through it. It offers picnic tables, a pavilion with rest rooms and a playground. It is the home of Art Sunday, which is an arts and crafts festival that Scottsboro holds the Sunday before Labor Day each year. Many exhibitors and thousands of people attend this festival each year. The King Caldwell Park is named after Scottsboro native and philanthropist, David King Caldwell, who went by the name "King Caldwell". He moved to Tyler, Texas, where he became an oil tycoon and founded the Caldwell Zoo. However, he never forgot his Scottsboro roots. He constantly gave generously to local causes in Scottsboro and paid for the higher education of many Scottsboro school children. He is still fondly remembered in Scottsboro for having gone to his namesake Caldwell School in Scottsboro and giving every child in the school a shiny new quarter, at a time when that was a lot of money for a child to receive.

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No photo available America's Best Value Inn, Scottsboro
Welcome to the beautiful Americas Best Value Inn and Suites of Scottsboro located halfway between Huntsville, AL and Chattanooga, TN in the rural northeast of Alabama. Our 2 story, exterior design Inn offers 50 nicely furnished guestrooms featuring cable TV w/ HBO, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron with ironing board, Internet access, mini-fridge, microwave and more. Our beautiful property is nestled in the mountains of the Cumberland Plateau near Guntersville Lake, which is world famous for Bass fishing. While staying at our Inn, come relax in our outdoor swimming pool, enjoy our fresh continental breakfast or take advantage of our meeting facility. Come enjoy the value at the Americas Best Value Inn and Suites of Scottsboro, AL. 
Comfort Inn Scottsboro
The Comfort Inn® hotel is located close to historic Lake Guntersville, Alabama's largest lake. Popular attractions like the Scottsboro-Jackson County Heritage Center are two miles away. The Russell Cave National Monument is 15 miles from this Scottsboro hotel. The Goose Pond Colony, rated four stars in Golf Digest Places to Play , is five miles away. Located 2 miles from the hotel, First Mondays Trade Days feature a variety of yard sales, antique shows, arts and crafts. Visitors will also enjoy one of the country's best kept shopping secrets, the Unclaimed Baggage Center, located nearby. Several golf courses, restaurants and cocktail lounges are in the area.
Days Inn Scottsboro AL
The Days Inn of Scottsboro is conveniently located between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama in a quiet town atmosphere right off Hwy 72. It is a great stop-over point if you are visiting the Aquarium in Chattanooga, or when visiting the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. We are a fisherman's paradise with excellent fishing at Goose Pond Colony, Jackson County Park and Gunthersville Lake. We offer free boat hook-ups and rooms that are convenient to the parking lot.
Jameson Inn Scottsboro
Featuring true Southern Hospitality, Legendary Service, white colonial design, Deluxe Breakfast, clean comfortable rooms, fitness center & sparkling pool. Close to area attractions, you will enjoy the convenience of a contemporary hotel with the charm of a country inn! Pet friendly rooms are available for a nightly fee.
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