Located on the Tennessee River at the southern edge of Huntsville, Alabama, Ditto Landing offers wet slips, dry storage, a boat launch, campground, pavilions, walking and biking trails, a ship’s store, gas, diesel, and abundant transient dockage. Surrounded by lush greenery, visitors are treated to picturesque water and mountain views. The river is filled with bass, catfish and bream and is a favorite among local angers. Along with water recreation, Ditto Landing plays host to many special events throughout the year.
In 1807 pioneer James Ditto began operating a ferry with landings on both sides of the Tennessee River. Early settlers landed here in order to reach their lands in Madison County. James White, Alt King of Abingdon, Virginia established a thriving port at this location. It was incorporated as Whitesburg on December 23, 1824. Throughout the 19th century this port remained an important cotton shipping center. Water transportation declined with the increase of use of railroads and the town soon disappeared. Its post office closed in 1905.