Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Hotel Monte Sano
“Monte Sano” – Spanish for “Mountain of Health”
Erected 2007 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.589′ N, 86° 32.008′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Old Chimney Road Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trough Springs (approx. 1.5 miles away); Burritt Museum (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Five Points Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); Maple Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . Jessup Whitehead's grave site.
1. Jessup Whitehead
My son just took a trip through Maple Hill cemetery in Huntsville, AL on labor day and found the grave of Jessup Whitehead (Aug 1, 1833 - May 2, 1889), born from London, England. Grave marker said he was the "Chef de Cuisine" at the Hotel Monte Sano. Curiosity compelled me to see if I could find out more. All I learned was that he died two years after hotel opened.
Editor's Note: It appears he published several cookbooks and had his own publishing company specializing in hotel cookbooks, including those he authored:
The American Pastry Cook (1882)
Hotel Meat Cooking (1883)
Whitehead’s Family Cook Book and Book of Breads and Cakes (1887)
Cooking For Profit, A New American Cookbook (1882)
The Stewards Handbook and Guide to Party Catering (1889)
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