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Gurley in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town of Gurley

 
 
Town of Gurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
1. Town of Gurley Marker
Inscription. Located on land owned by John Gurley, pioneer settler, and named for him. His son, Capt. Frank B. Gurley, became a Confederate hero as a member of the 4th Ala. Cavalry. The settlement that developed around the water tank on Memphis and Charleston R.R. was known as Gurley's Tank. Post office established in 1866 as Gurleysville and town incorporated as Gurley in 1891. Madison County High School located here in 1907. Last hometown of Senator and Mrs. C.C. Clay, Jr.
 
Erected 1986 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 41.832′ N, 86° 22.649′ W. Marker is in Gurley, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway/John T Reid Parkway (U.S. 72) and Gurley Pike, on the right when traveling west on Lee Highway/John T Reid Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gurley AL 35748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Wildwood" (approx. 1.1 miles away); The History of Paint Rock, Alabama / Paint Rock Arrests in 1931 Began 'Scottsboro Boys' Cases (approx. 3.5 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 4 miles away); Flint River Primitive Baptist Church
Town of Gurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
2. Town of Gurley Marker
As seen from Gurley Pike. Road in foreground is Walker Street. US Hwy 72 in the background.
(approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Shiloh United Methodist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. 8.6 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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