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

Hermes Guided Missile

 
 
Hermes Guided Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
1. Hermes Guided Missile Marker
Inscription. First American-made guided missile put on public display. First showing was May 14, 1953 at Huntsville, home of the world's largest rocket and guided missile research and development center, Redstone Arsenal.
 
Erected 1956 by Huntsville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 41.4′ N, 86° 34.868′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Airport Road SW and Memorial Parkway SW (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling east on Airport Road SW. Click for map. Marker and missile are located in the southwest corner of the intersection of the Memorial Parkway access road and Airport Road. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merrimack Mfg. Co. & Village / Joseph J. Bradley School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fifth Avenue School (approx. 2 miles away); The First Baptist Church Huntsville, Alabama (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Hooper Councill High School Site (approx. 2.2 miles
Hermes Guided Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
2. Hermes Guided Missile Marker
away); C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Birthplace of General Morgan (approx. 2.5 miles away); Thrasher Memorial Fountain (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Hermes project. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Hermes Guided Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
3. Hermes Guided Missile Marker
Looking northeast toward the intersection of Airport Rd and Memorial Pkwy (the elevated road).
Hermes Guided Missile image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
4. Hermes Guided Missile
Hermes Guided Missile image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2010
5. Hermes Guided Missile
descriptive marker located at the US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.
Hermes Guided Missile image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2010
6. Hermes Guided Missile
display located at the US Space & Rocket Center.
Hermes Guided Missile image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2010
7. Hermes Guided Missile
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,483 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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