Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Etowah County, Alabama
Area visited by DeSoto in 1541; Andrew Jackson in 1813; Hood’s Army of the Tennessee, CSA, October 1864; center of early steamboat navigation; home of John Wisdom, the “Paul Revere of the South,” 1863; and Emma Sansom, a young girl who, by pointing out a ford across Black Creek, assisted General Nathan B. Forrest, CSA, May 1863, in capturing Colonel A. B. Streight’s Union Army.
Erected by Etowah Historical Society and Etowah County Board of Revenue June 26, 1968.
Erected 1968 by Foney Historical Society.
Location. 34° 0.93′ N, 86° 0.7′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Forrest Avenue and South 8th Street, on the right when traveling east on Forrest Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregation Beth Israel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Hood House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gadsden.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Etowah County. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
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