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Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Lathe

 
 
The Lathe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
1. The Lathe Marker
Inscription. Built in Selma, Alabama, during the early part of the Civil War for the manufacture of military supplies for the Confederate Army. During the war an attempt was made to move it to Columbus, Georgia to prevent its being seized by Federal troops. En route, it was buried for a time near Irondale, Alabama. When the danger of capture had passed, it was dug up and moved to Columbus, where it was used for boring cannon until the end of the war. After the war, the lathe was used by the Birmingham Rolling Mills, which later became part of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. In 1936 that company presented this historic lathe to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute.
 
Erected 1952 by Alpha Phi Omega.
 
Location. 32° 36.298′ N, 85° 28.964′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from South College Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The Lathe is located on the north side of Samford Hall on the campus of Auburn University. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn University AL 36849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn University Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn University
The Lathe and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
2. The Lathe and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Desegregation at Auburn (about 500 feet away); Auburn - Alabama (about 600 feet away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (about 700 feet away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wittel Dormitory (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
The Lathe image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
3. The Lathe
The Lathe image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
4. The Lathe
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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