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Hokes Bluff in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Henry Wisdom

(The Paul Revere Of The Confederacy)

 
 
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
1. John Henry Wisdom Marker
Inscription. On the night of May 2nd and the morning of May 3rd, 1863, John Wisdom rode 67 miles, from Gadsden, Ala. To Rome, Ga. Under very harassing conditions, to warn the citizens of Col. A. D. Streightís proposed march to burn and sack the city, Rome being a stronghold of the Confederacy, having an iron works and supply depot. Through this manís efforts barricades were erected leading to the eventual surrender of Col. Streight to Gen. Bedford Forrest. John Wisdom lived his last day here and is buried nearby.
 
Erected 1961 by Erected by Citizens of Etowah County, City of Rome, Ga., Etowah Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 59.556′ N, 85° 51.943′ W. Marker is in Hokes Bluff, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Alford Bend Road and Gilliland Street, on the right when traveling north on Alford Bend Road. Click for map. Marker located next to Hokes Bluff City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Alford Bend Road, Gadsden AL 35903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turkey Town Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); John H. Wisdom (approx. 7.8 miles away); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day
John Henry Wisdom Marker (Backside) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
2. John Henry Wisdom Marker (Backside)
(approx. 7.8 miles away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. 7.8 miles away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
3. John Henry Wisdom Marker
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
4. John Henry Wisdom Marker
John Henry Wisdom Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
5. John Henry Wisdom Gravesite
John H. Wisdom gravesite located in the Hokes Bluff Cemetery next to the Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church 5052 Main Street.
John Henry Wisdom Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
6. John Henry Wisdom Gravesite
Born June 10, 1820
Died July 28, 1909
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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