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By Mark Hilton, September 19, 2013
Brewer Memorial Church
Alabama (Montgomery County), Cecil — Brewer Memorial Church
Brewer Church began in 1898 with 10 members in a one-room structure at its current location in Cecil, AL. Construction of the sanctuary occurred a few years later. Brewer Church was named for its first pastor, George Evans Brewer, a former State . . . — Map (db m68744) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Grady — Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church
Constituted on August 27, 1842 on this site with six charter members including Moses and Sarah Rushton, Susannah Rushton, William and Emily Miley, and James Gardner. First structure built of logs by master carpenter Jesse Yon on land given by Moses . . . — Map (db m74732) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Hope Hull — Abner McGehee / Early Alabama Entrepreneur
(Side 1) Abner McGehee Born Feb. 17, 1779 in Prince Edward County, VA, nephew of John Scott, founder of Alabama Town which in 1819 joined New Philadelphia to become Montgomery. Reared in the Broad River area of northeast Georgia, . . . — Map (db m70936) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Hope Hull — Tankersley Rosenwald School — Erected in 1923
This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker . . . — Map (db m71427) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Lapine — Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County
Atop this hill lies Fair Prospect Cemetery, established in the 1840s as part of Fair Prospect Church. Land was donated for the church and cemetery by Benjamin Mitchell (1765-1848) and his wife Jane Scrimpton Mitchell (1775-1850). The location of . . . — Map (db m54735) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Mathews — The Jonesville Community — (Honoring Mr. Prince Albert Jones Sr.)
(Obverse) The Jonesville Community on Old Pike Road in Mathews, named for wealthy landowner George Mathews from Olgethorp County Ga. was designated by the Montgomery County Commission on October 16th, 2007 to honor the life and legacy . . . — Map (db m68716) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — “Bird-Dog”
The Cessna 305A (O-1A) (L-19A) was used extensively for Forward Air Controller service in Southeast Asia. The “Bird-Dog” was made available to Civil Air Patrol from DOD excess sources and is a proven vehicle in the . . . — Map (db m95826) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — 1Lt Karl W. Richter — Killed in Action July 28, 1967, North Vietnam — Of The Warrior Breed
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?... Here am I. Send me." Isaiah 6:8 "Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life to be sure is nothing much to lose, but young men think it . . . — Map (db m64566) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Air University / Maxwell Air Force Base
(Side A) Air University The Air Corps Tactical School moved to Maxwell in 1931. Brilliant young officers like Chennault, Eaker, Fairchild, Hansell, Kuter, LeMay, Quesada, and Vandenberg formulated the aerial strategies and tactics . . . — Map (db m64437) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Air University Commanders
Maj Gen Muir S. Fairchild February 1946 – May 1948 Maj Gen Robert W. Harper May 1948 – October 1948 Gen George C. Kenney November 1948 – July 1951 Lt Gen Idwal H. Edwards August 1951 – . . . — Map (db m64368) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Always Vigilant
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Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — AU "Thinks War"
Post-Vietnam Era marked a turning point for AU. Lt Gen Furlong, AU commander, launched a three year campaign to overhaul the curriculum which became known as “Putting the ‘War’ back into War College.” Between 1975 and 1976 AU gained . . . — Map (db m64375) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress"
Remaining in operation longer than any bomber in U.S. military history, the B-52 was the Strategic Air Command's principal long-range heavy bomber from the time it became operational in 1955. Affectionately known as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat . . . — Map (db m64474) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A.
In 1941, before Pearl Harbour, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed with Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, to provide flight training for British and Commonwealth pilots in the U.S.A. by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Over 4,000 pilots were . . . — Map (db m64476) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Cessna T-41A "Mescalero"
The Cessna T-41 was derived from a standard Cessna Model 172 light aviation aircraft. Between 1965 and 1969 the USAF purchased 211 T-41A variants "off the shelf" for the preliminary flight screening of pilot candidates; another 52 T-41C variants . . . — Map (db m64482) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Changing Roles of AU
Charged with developing doctrines and concepts for the employment of air power, AU produced the first basic doctrine manuals for the Air Force. AU also gained notoriety with projects such as Corona Harvest, which studied and developed . . . — Map (db m64374) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Chennault Circle
To accommodate expansion of programs, a five million dollar construction project began in 1954 to give AU a modern, integrated academic center with a collegiate atmosphere and facilities in keeping with its educational mission. We’re . . . — Map (db m64372) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Establishment of Air University 1946
The Army Air Forces school was assigned its first commander, Major General Muir S. Fairchild, in February 1946, and renamed Air University in March. The dedication ceremony occurred 3 Sep 1946. The first classes at the Air War College and the . . . — Map (db m64370) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Expansion of Air University
During the early 1950’s, Air Force leaders decided to consolidate and relocate professional military and continuing education activities, as well as commissioning and specialized schools to Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases. ”(Air . . . — Map (db m64371) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Former POWs And Those MIA
In honor of former Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action for serving their country 2 October 1987 — Map (db m64438) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — General Larry D. Welch — 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force — Served 1951 - 1990, Aviation Cadet 1953
General (ret) Welch was born in 1934 in Guymon, Okla., and graduated from Liberal (Kan.) High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Kansas National Guard in October 1951, serving with the 161st Armored Field Artillery until enlisting in the U.S. . . . — Map (db m64500) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Joint Programs
Air University began new Air War College and Air Command and Staff College programs in 1987 which met newly mandated “Joint” education requirements. These programs emphasized joint war fighting. ”The basic reason for the . . . — Map (db m64378) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Lister Hill Center — Named in honor of Senator Lister Hill — 1894-1984
This facility is dedicated to the memory of Senator Lister Hill who faithfully served his state and the nation for forty-five years as a member of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. An Infantry Officer during World War I, . . . — Map (db m79082) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Lt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC
Lt. William C. Maxwell (Side A) William Calvin Maxwell was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Natchez, Ala. An Army ROTC student at the University of Alabama, he left in 1917 to enlist in the Army. He received his commission in April 1918, after . . . — Map (db m64367) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault / Three Men on a Flying Trapeze
(Side 1) Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault Born in Commerce, Tx, on 6 Sep 1893, Chennault was commissioned in 1917 and received his wings in 1919. A graduate of and instructor at the Air Corps Tactical School, he became a leading . . . — Map (db m72169) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV — Wilson's Raiders
(Side A) Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV 1837-1925 Exceptional American soldier, born Illinois, West Point Class of 1860, MG at 27. Civil War service: Port Royal 1861-62, Aide to McClellan '62; Vicksburg and Chattanooga . . . — Map (db m64436) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell Douglas F-4D "Phantom II"
First flown in May 1958, the Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The USAF evaluated it for close air support, interdiction, and counter-air operations and, in 1962, approved a USAF . . . — Map (db m64504) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell RF-101C "Voodoo"
Ordered in 1951 by the Strategic Air command as a long-range escort fighter, the F-101 lineage included several versions: Low-altitude fighter-bomber; photo-reconnaissance; two-seat interceptor; and transition trainer. To accelerate production, . . . — Map (db m64503) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Montgomery Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War — In Honor Of
September 17, 1999 Non Solum Armis Map (db m64439) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Monument to Powered Flight
In tribute to the perseverance and achievements of the Wright Brothers and the leadership and foresight of the Citizens of Montgomery, Alabama. Together they established the nation's first school of civil aviation in March, 1910, launching . . . — Map (db m64567) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell, named after America's greatest military martyr (Gen Billy Mitchell), made its maiden flight on 19 August 1940 and was ordered in large numbers straight off the drawing board by the Army Air Corps. Internal . . . — Map (db m64449) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-100D "Super Sabre"
Developed as a follow-on to the F-86 Sabrejet used in the Korean Conflict, the F-100 was the world's first production airplane capable of flying faster than the speed of sound in level flight (760 mph). The prototype, the YF-100A, made its first . . . — Map (db m64553) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-86A "Sabre"
The F-86, the USAF's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight on October 1, 1947. The first production mode flew on May 20, 1948, and on September 15, 1948, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph. Originally designed as . . . — Map (db m64586) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Northrop T-38A "Talon"
In the mid-1950s, the USAF required a trainer with higher performance than the T-33 to better prepare student pilots for the latest tactical aircraft that were then coming into service. The aircraft chosen was the T-38A which offered high . . . — Map (db m64433) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
During the late 1950’s three courses at Air Command and Staff College: the Weapons course, the Squadron Officer course, and the Academic Instructor course, became separate schools under the AU umbrella. ”…It is regrettable that what . . . — Map (db m64373) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
HQ USAF realigned AU under Air Training Command (ATC) in 1978. For five years AU remained a part of ATC. On 1 July 1983, AU regained its major command status. ROTC was reassigned to ATC. The College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, . . . — Map (db m64376) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Republic F-105D "Thunderchief"
In 1951, Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The result was the F-105 "Thunderchief," later affectionately nicknamed the "Thud." The prototype YF-105A first flew on October 22, . . . — Map (db m64505) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Sikorsky MH-53M 'Pave Low IV' Helicopter
The Sikorsky MH-53 is a variant of the USAF's HH-53 'Super Jolly Green Giant' air rescue helicopter, which was developed in turn from the US Navy's CH-53 'Sea Stallion' heavy lift helicopter. The MH-53 has been optimized for long-range . . . — Map (db m64451) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Site of Indian Town Tawasa — 1540-1814
This stone marks the site of the Indian town Tawasa Visited by De Soto September 5-13-1540 Also by Bienville 1715 — Map (db m72176) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Air Corps Tactical School
Established here in 1931, was the birthplace and nurturing ground of American air doctrine. In the ferment of a decade of thought and debate, the Air Corps Tactical School gave rise to concepts for the strategic and operational deployment of U.S. . . . — Map (db m79085) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Air Power Legacy
In 1931 Maxwell Field began its mission to educate Army Air Corps officers in strategy, tactics, and techniques of air power. Many early Air Force leaders attended Air Corps Tactical School here including Generals Vandenberg, Twining, White, and . . . — Map (db m64369) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Next Fifty Years
The tradition of excellence established by Air University pioneers will continue throughout the next fifty years… AU’s ability to educate people and develop critical thinkers is a mission that continues today. Now, more than ever, the United . . . — Map (db m64427) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Thunderbirds — The Epitome of Teamwork
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful, yet, for those who are trained by it, afterwards, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 4:11 Maj. Norman L. Lowry III Capt. Willie T. Mays Capt. . . . — Map (db m64484) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — William R. Lawley, Jr. — Colonel USAF (Ret) — 1920 - 1999
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action 20 February 1944 Mission on 20 February 1944 Target: Leipzig, Germany 1st. Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. & Crew 305th Bomb Group 8th Air . . . — Map (db m64450) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Wright Brothers Flying School
On this site in 1910 stood the hangar of the Flying School of the first men to fly: The Wright Brothers — Map (db m86054) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Year of Training
Deja vu, once again, 1993, AU was aligned with ATC but this time to form Air Education and Training Command. Enlisted professional military education was consolidated, Officers Training School moved to Maxwell, and ROTC and CCAF were again part . . . — Map (db m86055) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — "That Others May Live"
Front Dedicated to Air and Maintenance Crews who flew and maintained the H-43 and the ones who made the supreme sacrifice "That Others May Live" And never let us take lightly the freedom for which they . . . — Map (db m95537) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Airman First Class John L. Levitow Monument
This monument is dedicated in honor of Airman First Class John L. Levitow of Hartford, Connecticut, the first Air Force enlisted man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. On the night of 24 February 1969, Airman First Class Levitow was a . . . — Map (db m95394) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots — 1912 — 1942
Title is text Map (db m95393) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Arthur N. Black
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Arthur M. Black Airman Third Class Arthur M. Black distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95516) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Charles D. King
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Charles D. King Airman First Class Charles D. King distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95493) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Charles D. McGrath
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Charles D. McGrath Sergeant Charles D. McGrath distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force . . . — Map (db m95476) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Charles L. Schaub
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Charles L. Schaub Staff Sergeant Charles L. Shaub distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed . . . — Map (db m95477) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Dennis M. Richardson
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Dennis M. Richardson The President of the United Sates of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, awards the Air Force . . . — Map (db m95512) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Donald G. Smith
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Donald G. Smith Technical Sergeant Donald G. Smith distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95490) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Duane D. Hackney
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Duane D. Hackney Airman Second Class Duane D. Hackney distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against . . . — Map (db m95525) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple Senior Airman Dustin H. Temple distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the . . . — Map (db m95434) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Eugene L. Clay
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Eugene L. Clay Staff Sergeant Eugene L. Clay distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95528) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz Master Sergeant Ivan M. Ruiz distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United . . . — Map (db m95444) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Jason D. Cunningham
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Jason D. Cunningham Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing . . . — Map (db m95471) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Joel E. Talley
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Joel E. Talley Airman First Class Joel E. Talley distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95494) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of . . . — Map (db m95473) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston Staff Sergeant Jon D. Harston distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force . . . — Map (db m95475) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Larry W. Maysey
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Larry W. Maysey Sergeant Larry W. Maysey distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing . . . — Map (db m95527) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Leroy M. Wright
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Leroy M. Wright Technical Sergeant Leroy M. Wright distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95478) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Michael E. Fish
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Michael E. Fish Sergeant Michael E. Fish distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing . . . — Map (db m95492) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Nacey Kent Jr
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Nacey Kent Jr Sergeant Nacey Kent Jr, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed . . . — Map (db m95498) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Richard L. Etchberger
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Richard L. Etchberger Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military . . . — Map (db m95529) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Robert Gutierrez, Jr.
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Robert Gutierrez, Jr. Staff Sergeant Robert Gutierrez, Jr. distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed . . . — Map (db m95457) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Russell M. Hunt
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Russell M. Hunt Sergeant Russell M. Hunt distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing . . . — Map (db m95526) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Theodore M. Hamlin
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Theodore R. Hamlin Sergeant Theodore R. Hamlin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95489) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Thomas A. Newman
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Thomas A. Newman Sergeant Thomas A. Newman distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing . . . — Map (db m95497) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Timothy A. Wilkinson
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Timothy A. Wilkinson Technical Sergeant Timothy A. Wilkinson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an . . . — Map (db m95474) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams Technical Sergeant Victor R. Adams for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force . . . — Map (db m95510) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to William A. Robinson
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to William A. Robinson Airman First Class William A Robinson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations . . . — Map (db m95514) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to William H. Pitsenbarger
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to William H. Pitsenbarger Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military . . . — Map (db m95520) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Zachary J. Rhyner
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Zachary J. Rhyner Senior Airman Zachary J. Rhyner distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed . . . — Map (db m95459) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Corporal Vernon L. Burge — First Enlisted Pilot
This statue holds the image of Corporal Vernon L. Burge, the first enlisted man in the history of American military aviation to train as a pilot. His first flight was a reward arranged by the Wright Brothers for assisting with the 1909 Wright . . . — Map (db m95509) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Gunter Annex / Gunter Basic Flying Training School
(obverse) Gunter Annex On 27 Aug. 1940, the AAF leased the Montgomery Municipal Airport for use as a military airfield. During WW II, the field was the home of the AAF Basic Flying Training School and was named in honor of Mayor . . . — Map (db m68111) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Khobar Towers Memorial — Dhahran   Saudia Arabia — 25 June 1996
Front Khobar Towers Dhahran   Saudia Arabia 25 June 1996 Right side Eglin AFB Florida MSgt Kendall K. Kitson, Jr. TSgt Daniel B. Cafourek TSgt Patrick P. Fennig TSgt Thanh Van . . . — Map (db m95392) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Korean Service Memorial & Medal — We Remember... — 1950   1954
Front Dedicated to the enlisted men and women who served honorably in the Korean Theater of Operation. Reverse The medal is suspended by a ring from a silk moire ribbon composed of white piping on the ends and . . . — Map (db m95387) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Operation Allied Force — Kosovo Campaign — 24 Mar 1999 – 10 Jun 1999
{Title is text} Map (db m95389) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Operation Eagle Claw — Desert One — 1980
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Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Operation Noble Eagle
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Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Southwest Asia Service Medal — Liberation of Kuwait
Front Dedicated to all the enlisted men and women who valiantly participated in the liberation of Kuwait. You are the symbol of freedom. God Bless America Reverse The medal is suspended from a sand colored ribbon with . . . — Map (db m95388) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — The Spirit of the Minuteman
. . . — Map (db m95533) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Vietnam Service Memorial
Front Dedicated to the enlisted men and women who served in S.E. Asia Reverse {Vietnam Service Medal} 1958 – 1973 — Map (db m95391) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — "Battle Flag of the Confederacy"
The Confederate Congress never issued any regulations specifying which type flag should be carried by regiments in the field. Early in the war, flags were made at home for presentation to individual companies. At first, national flags replaced . . . — Map (db m86056) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — "Moon Tree"
Loblolly Pine crown from seeds that journeyed to the moon with 1971 Apollo 14 mission. Planted here in 1976. — Map (db m94931) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — "Third National Confederate Flag"
Upon an outpouring of complaints that the 2nd national flag was too similar to a flag of truce, a red bar was added by act of Confederate Congress on March 4, 1865. Very few of these flags ever flew, however, as the war ended shortly thereafter. . . . — Map (db m69326) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own — (4th Alabama)
An Alabama regiment was formed in 1836 to defend Fort Foster in Florida. Same unit, designated the 1st Alabama Volunteers ten years later, served in Mexican War. Mustered again May 4, 1861 as the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, it fought in every . . . — Map (db m38897) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 37th Division The Buckeye Division — World War I / World War II & Korea
World War I Camp Sheridan was the site of the August 1917 organization of the Buckeye Division, made up of Ohio National Guardsmen who previously had been serving on the Mexican Border. After training, the 37th went to France in June 1918, . . . — Map (db m38895) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 9th Infantry Division / “The Old Reliables”
The 9th Division was organized on 18 July 1918 at Camp Sheridan for service in World War I. When the War ended, 11 November 1918, deployment of the Division to France was canceled and it was demobilized on 15 February 1919. Reactivated on 1 August . . . — Map (db m76161) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A County Older Than the State — Montgomery County — 1816
Created by Mississippi Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, killed at Horseshoe Bend, 1814, while leading charge on Indian fortifications. . . . — Map (db m36579) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A Nation Divided / Cradle of the Confederacy
The Alabama State Capitol served as the symbol and meeting place for the government of the newly formed Confederate States of America for 4 months in early 1861. Growing controversy over slavery and states' rights, climaxed by Abraham Lincoln's . . . — Map (db m36507) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A Refuge — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
The City of St Jude, always a refuge for African Americans, hosted the marchers on the last night of their journey. This religious complex—named for the patron saint of impossible situations—housed a school church and hospital and had a . . . — Map (db m91481) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Abram Mordecai / Mordecai's Cotton Gin
Side 1 Abram Mordecai 1755-1849 Born October 24, 1755 in Pennsylvania; settled 1783 in Georgia where he became a successful trader among the Cusseta Indians. First U.S. citizen to settle (1785) in what became Montgomery County. . . . — Map (db m71357) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama Confederate Monument — 1861-1865 — Consecrated to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers and Seamen.
North/Navy Side "The seamen of Confederate fame startled the wondering world: for braver fight was never fought, and fairer flag was never furled." Anon. West/Cavalry Side "The knightliest of the knightly race who since the . . . — Map (db m86060) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama Governor's Mansion — Built 1907
For almost the first century of statehood, Alabama's governors lived in private homes or hotels while in office. In 1911 the state acquired the Moses Sable home on South Perry Street for the governor's residence. Lined with fine houses, Perry was . . . — Map (db m25413) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama Highway Patrol
At this location the Alabama Highway Patrol was commissioned by Governor Bibb Graves Jan. 10, 1936 — Map (db m36638) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama River: The Grand Avenue
Twelve miles above Montgomery the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers unite to form the Alabama which meanders over four hundred miles on its way to Mobile Bay. This river has played major role in region's history, being a thoroughfare for Native Americans, . . . — Map (db m26591) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama State Capitol
Has been desiginated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m74156) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama State University / Tatum Street
Side 1 Alabama State University The Early Years Founded in 1867, the Lincoln School in Marion, Alabama became the first state-assisted normal school for African Americans in 1874. The school prospered in that location for 13 . . . — Map (db m71345) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama State University / Tullibody
Side A Founded 1866 as the Abraham Lincoln Normal School in Marion, Alabama by nine former slaves. Operated from 1868 until 1874 by the American Missionary Association. The school began to receive state funding in 1874, making it the first . . . — Map (db m86061) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama War Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the gallant war veterans from the State of Alabama whose magnificent valor was shown in all wars — Map (db m84305) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama's First Capitals / The Alabama State Capitol
Alabama's First Capitals On March 3, 1817, Congress designated the town of St. Stephens on the Tombigbee River north of Mobile as capital of the newly formed Alabama Territory. There in 1818, the territorial legislature named Huntsville as the . . . — Map (db m86063) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Albert L. Patterson
To the memory of Albert L. Patterson 1896-1954 Soldier, Educator, Attorney, State Senator Attorney General-Elect An honorable life dedicated to his fellowman and to the cause of good government. Shot down by an assassin's . . . — Map (db m86064) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 10 — An Intersection of History: Court Square — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
At the intersection of Commerce Street and Dexter Avenue, Court Square is arguably the most historic location in America. As the center of 19th century Southern economic and political power, Montgomery's Court Square was host to a massive slave . . . — Map (db m91736) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery — Circa 1819
Augusta, home of Old Augusta Cemetery, was built on the site of a former Indian village, “Sawanogi,” on high ground close to the Tallapoosa River. In 1824 a disastrous flood swept over the plateau, invading shops and residences. A year . . . — Map (db m68260) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder — Civil Rights Pioneer
Side 1 Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder was born January 29, 1919, in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated with honors in 1956 from Alabama State Teachers College (now Alabama State University). In April 1955, Browder's refusal to give up . . . — Map (db m71349) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Bernard Whitehurst and the Whitehurst Case / Montgomery: Learning From the Past
(side 1) Bernard Whitehurst and the Whitehurst Case On December 2, 1975, Bernard Whitehurst was shot to death by a police officer in Montgomery, Alabama. He died behind a house on Holcombe Street, running from police officers . . . — Map (db m69366) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Organized in 1967 as the Second Colored Baptist Church, congregation later changed named to Bethel Missionary Baptist. First building burned in 1908. Rev. E.W. Pickett then conducted services in "Love and Charity Hall" until second structure built . . . — Map (db m71089) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Beulah Baptist Church — Organized 1880
Beulah Baptist Church was organized in the home of Monday and Dora Duvall, on the corner of Hull and Winnie Streets. Rev. William (Billy) Jenkins served as the pastor when the first church building was erected on Norton Street. Beulah served as the . . . — Map (db m71377) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Birth of Montgomery Bus Boycott — Boycott planned & publicized here at ASU's Councill Hall
Side 1 On Dec. 1, 1955, at Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) in a basement room in Councill Hall, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned and publicized after the arrest that day of Rosa Parks, who refused to give up . . . — Map (db m91279) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole
Nat King Cole was a jazz pianist, composer, and singer celebrated as an American popular music artist in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama as one of five children to Edward James Coles, a minister at Beulah . . . — Map (db m71228) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 6 — Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Holt Street under Interstates 65 and 85
As the social and cultural epicenters of Montgomery's black communities in the 1950s and 1960s, black churches also played a political role, providing sanctuary and strength against discrimination On December 5, 1955 following the first day of . . . — Map (db m91464) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879
1868-1869: Senate: Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: Benjamin Alexander, Greene; James H. Alston, Macon; Samuel Blandon, Lee; John Carraway, Mobile; George Cox, Montgomery; Thomas H. Diggs, . . . — Map (db m46414) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879
1868-1869: Senate: Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: Benjamin Alexander, Greene; James H. Alston, Macon; Samuel Blandon, Lee; John Carraway, Mobile; George Cox, Montgomery; Thomas H. Diggs, . . . — Map (db m91290) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg
(side 1) Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA Born Virginia; educated VMI and West Point; fought in Mexico; practiced law in California; married Alabamian whose family owned the Tallassee cotton mill; served as general in . . . — Map (db m86065) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower
The Alabama Legislature approved a bill sponsored by Rep. T.E. Martin of Montgomery County in 1927 that designated the Goldenrod the official state flower. It became law on Sept. 6, 1927, the same day that the Yellowhammer became the official . . . — Map (db m86066) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Camp Sheridan
From Division Headquarters, located at this point from August 1917 to May 1918, was directed the training of the Thirty Seventh Division, National Guard Troops of Ohio, for Service in the World War. The Relief map below indicates the locations . . . — Map (db m38899) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Capitol Heights Elementary School
While Capitol Heights was a new town, city leaders, including founder and first mayor J. S. Pinckard, donated land for an elementary school. The community partnered with the Montgomery County Board of Education to build the Capitol Heights . . . — Map (db m81810) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Centennial Hill
This neighborhood evolved around historic First Congregational Church established through the American Missionary Association (AMA) October 6, 1872, by Pastor George Whitfield Andrews. In 1867 the AMA and the Freedmen's Bureau, headed by General . . . — Map (db m86067) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Charlie and Lucille Times — Civic Leaders and Civil Rights Activists
Side 1 Lucille and Charlie (d. 2/7/78) Times were married on February 3, 1939. Shortly after, the Times' joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mr. Times received several medals and a . . . — Map (db m81804) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — City of Montgomery / Court Square
City of Montgomery Two small villages, New Philadelphia, founded by Massachusetts lawyer Andrew Dexter in 1817, and East Alabama, established by Georgians led by John Scott in 1818, united in 1819 to form Montgomery, named for Revolutionary hero . . . — Map (db m86068) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — City of St. Jude/The Selma to Montgomery March
(side 1) City of St. Jude Founded by Father Harold Purcell in the 1930s, the City of St. Jude included church, school, medical facilities, social center and rectory. Its mission was to provide spiritual, educational, social and . . . — Map (db m86070) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Civil Rights Freedom Riders — May 20, 1961
On May 20, 1961, a group of black and white SNCC members led by John Lewis left Birmingham for Montgomery on a Greyhound bus. They were determined to continue the "Freedom Ride" from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans that had met with violence in . . . — Map (db m71256) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Civil War - Barnes School / Figh-Pickett House
(side 1) Civil War-Barnes School In April 1865, the Union Army command made this house its headquarters. Mrs. Pickett hid her silver on an inside ledge of the cupola. Later, former Confederate Generals Hood, Bragg, and Walker . . . — Map (db m86072) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Civil War Laurel Oak Tree
This Laurel Oak Tree from Battle Fields of Virginia, 1861-65 Planted by Gov. Thomas G. Jones 1893 — Map (db m94932) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals
Side A During the War Between the States medical knowledge was primitive. As a result, twice as many men died of disease than in battle from wounds. Early in the War, childhood diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox decimated entire . . . — Map (db m36495) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. — Twenty-Fifth Chief Justice — 1977-1989
A native of Opelika, Alabama, he is the son of Clement C. Torbert and Lynda Meadows Torbert. He was educated in the Opelika public schools. He attended the United States Naval Academy and received his B.S. Degree from Auburn University in 1951. He . . . — Map (db m86073) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Cleveland Court Apartments
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks left work and boarded a downtown bus. Her destination was home, Cleveland Court Apartment No. 634. She didn't make it home that day as she was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white man. This single . . . — Map (db m86074) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Confederate Military Prison / Civil War Military Prisons
Side 1 Confederate Military Prison Near this site, from mid April to December 1862, a Confederate military prison held, under destitute conditions, 700 Union soldiers, most captured at Shiloh. They were imprisoned in a foul, . . . — Map (db m71369) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department
In February, 1861, delegates from six of the seven seceding southern states met in Montgomery to establish the government of the CSA. Newly elected President Jefferson Davis named J.H. Reagan of Texas as Postmaster General. Reagan established the . . . — Map (db m71242) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Court Square Fountain — 1885
Placed by the City over Artesian Basin and crowned by Hebe, Goddess of Youth and Cup-bearer to the Gods. Fountain was cast by J.L. Mott Iron Works of New York. Restored by Robinson Iron of Alexander City in 1984 during the administration of Mayor . . . — Map (db m36501) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Day Street Baptist Church
Organized from Bethel Baptist Church, congregation founded 1882 with Rev. George Casby as first minister. Originally met in frame building; fund-raising began for this edifice in 1906. Designed by Wallace Rayfield, Tuskegee Institute architect and . . . — Map (db m71081) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Decorative Lions Heads — 1907-1978 — Presented to Montgomery by First Alabama Bank of Montgomery, N.A.
These decorative terra cotta lions heads, typical of the ornamentation used in commercial style architecture in the early part of the 20th century, were utilized by the First National Bank of Montgomery on the cornice of their 12 story building from . . . — Map (db m36646) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dexter Avenue — Formerly Market Street
This street was named to honor Andrew Dexter one of the founders of Montgomery Along this street moved the inaugural parade of Jefferson Davis when he took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America February 18, 1861 . . . — Map (db m36589) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church — Organized 1877
The second black Baptist Church in Montgomery. First pastor was Rev. C. O. Boothe. Present structure built 1885. Designed by Pelham J. Anderson; built by William Watkins, a member of the congregation. Many prominent black citizens of Montgomery . . . — Map (db m25128) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dr. J. Marion Sims
This tablet marks the site of the office and infirmary of DR. J. MARION SIMS Here, in 1845, he performed the first closure of a vesico-vaginal fistula with wire suture, using a pewter spoon as speculum. This operation made him famous throughout the . . . — Map (db m36576) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Elijah Cook / City of Montgomery v. Rosa Parks
Elijah Cook Educator, Businessman, Lawmaker Born a slave in Wetumpka in 1833, Elijah Cook became a leader in Montgomery’s African American community. Credited with helping to establish the city’s first school for blacks in the basement . . . — Map (db m69222) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Encanchata
Here at the Indian village of Encanchata, future site of Montgomery, Col. John Tate, last British agent to the Muscogee Nation, recruited and drilled Creek warriors in 1780 to relieve Tories in Augusta, Ga. being besieged by American patriots. — Map (db m71373) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby — Twenty-Sixth Chief Justice — 1989-1995
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he is the son of Ernest Arnold Hornsby and Kate Clayton Hornsby. A 1955 graduate of Tallassee High School, he received his B.A. Degree from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Alabama . . . — Map (db m69338) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fallen Vietnam War Heroes of Montgomery County
In honor of the fallen heroes of Montgomery County who gave their lives in the Vietnam War Arrington, Samuel W., Jr. • Deas, Charles Milton • Johnson, Curtis • Rogers William T., IV Baldwin, Larry Glenn • Deichelmann, Samuel M. • Keefe, . . . — Map (db m90864) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First Baptist Church
Side 1: Founded November 29, 1829, with four charter members. English-born Lee Compere, a missionary to the Creek Indians, was the first pastor. Services initially were held monthly in a building shared by other denominations. In 1833, the . . . — Map (db m71251) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First Baptist Church (Brick-A-Day Church)
Organized in 1866, this pioneering congregation grew out of First Baptist Church, now on Perry Street, where early parishioners had worshipped as slaves. The first building, facing Columbus Street, was erected in 1867. Nathan Ashby served as first . . . — Map (db m36499) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First National Confederate Flag — ("Stars and Bars")
The "Stars and Bars," designed by Nicola Marshall of Marion, Alabama, was adopted by the flag selection committee of the Provisional Confederate Congress at Montgomery and raised over the capitol building on March 4, 1861. Its similarity to the . . . — Map (db m69314) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church, organized September 15, 1829, is the oldest organized church in the city of Montgomery. Located on Court Street downtown for nearly 100 years, the congregation purchased for $20,000 this site in Cloverdale Park in . . . — Map (db m69191) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First White House of the Confederacy
Designated Executive Residence by the Provisional Confederate Congress February 21, 1861. President Jefferson Davis and his family lived here until the Confederate Capitol moved to Richmond summer 1861. Built by William Sayre 1832-35 at Bibb . . . — Map (db m7581) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fitzgerald Home — (ca. 1910)
(side 1) F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932. During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save . . . — Map (db m69187) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Flame of Freedom
Honoring Alabama * War * Veterans Erected in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the American Legion Department of Alabama March 15,1969 — Map (db m69308) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Folmar - Siegelman House
Constructed in the early 1900s, the Folmar - Siegelman house stylistically combines elements of both Victorian and early bungalow design. Its high gables, wide eaves, projected bay window and secluded entry reflect the desire of most Americans at . . . — Map (db m86115) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities / Oak Park Montgomery's First Public Park
Side A Forest Avenue's Medical Facilities With the growth of the Highland Park suburb in the 1890s, a medical community developed along Forest Avenue. In 1895, Dr. Isaac Watkins opened Highland Park Sanatorium in three frame . . . — Map (db m71264) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7 — Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Corner of Mildred and Mobile Streets
Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery, and the Impact of Desegregation on Black Business Districts The intersection of Mildred and Moore Streets was once home to Four Points, a thriving black business . . . — Map (db m91462) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fred David Gray — Civil Rights Attorney and Legislator / Advocate for Victims and History
Side 1 Born in 1930 in Montgomery, Gray was among the foremost civil rights attorneys of the 20th century. Forced by segregation to leave Alabama to attend law school, he vowed to return and "destroy everything segregated I could find." . . . — Map (db m80842) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 4 — From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — West Jefferson Davis near Loveless School
The foundation of the civil rights movement was based in the grassroots strength of West Montgomery. The historic black communities located along this route provided the leadership and support for over a decade. Whether it was the clergymen, the . . . — Map (db m91466) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — General Charles Graham Boyd
This historical marker is given in honor of General Charles Graham Boyd and the other brave Americans, living and dead, who as prisoners of war, at times enduring the most brutal treatment imaginable, loved their country and kept . . . — Map (db m81751) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — George Washington — 1776 - 1976
Presented to the citizens of the State of Alabama honoring our brother George Washington our first Masonic President and in commemoration of 200 years of freedom under our constitutional form of government. — Map (db m36644) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Georgia Gilmore — February 5, 1920 - March 3, 1990
Georgia Gilmore, cited as a “solid energetic boycott participant and supporter.” Lived in this house during the days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Once arrested on a bus, Gilmore was ardent in her efforts to raise funds for the Movement . . . — Map (db m28197) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor Jones House
Thomas Goode Jones, governor of Alabama from 1890-1894, occupied this house during his long political career which took him from the Montgomery City Council to a federal judgeship. During his two terms as governor, his home was the Executive Mansion . . . — Map (db m36585) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor Shorter House — 503 S. Lawrence St.
Residence of Civil War Governor John Gill Shorter, 1861-63. A strong supporter of Confederacy, Shorter built up defenses of state during war. Growing "Peace Movement" led to his defeat for re-election 1863. House acquired by Jacob Greil 1878. . . . — Map (db m74386) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg
(Side 1) Governor William Calvin Oates Born in Pike County into a poor Alabama family in 1835, Oates practiced law in Abbeville when the War began. Elected Captain of the "Henry Pioneers," Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry. He saw . . . — Map (db m86116) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Harris House
Front Between May 20-24, 1961 Dr. Harris opened this home to a group of 33 students from Nashville, Tennessee, who were challenging interstate bus segregation. Known as the Freedom Riders, the group was attacked at the historic Montgomery . . . — Map (db m86119) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks — Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
Commemorating the centennial Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Here stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she boarded the Montgomery . . . — Map (db m85986) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Heroes' Welcome — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
The ranks of marchers swelled enormously by the last leg of the trip on Wednesday, March 24, 1965. By the time they arrived at the last campsite, only two miles from the city limits at the Saint Jude complex, they were 10,000 strong. Dirty and . . . — Map (db m91482) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — High Red Bluff — (Chunnanugga Chatty in Creek Indian Language)
Also called Hostile Bluff or Thirteen Mile Bluff, this spot located in a deep bend of the Alabama River was once the key to the Southeast and a strategic point in Colonial days. The first steamboat, the Harriet, arrived at this point in 1821, and . . . — Map (db m86120) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 5 — Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — The Cloverleaf beneath Interstates 65 and 85
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorized the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System over a ten year period - the largest public works project in American history to . . . — Map (db m91465) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Historic Chappell House — Circa 1850
One of Montgomery's last pre-Civil War cottages, this structure occupies the site of General John Scott's 1817 pioneer settlement, "Alabama Town." The columned entrance stoop shows how the Greek Revival style influenced smaller houses as well . . . — Map (db m95139) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Historic Site of St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church
On this site, the St. James Baptist Church #2, also known as St. James Holt Crossing Baptist Church, stood as the oldest Baptist church founded by African Americans in the City of Montgomery. Organized in 1875, the Church occupied two buildings on . . . — Map (db m71339) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — History of the Alabama State Bar
On December 13, 1878, a meeting was held in Montgomery for the purpose of forming a bar association, and on January 15, 1879, delegates from each county met for five days at a preliminary conference in the Hall of the House of Representatives. The . . . — Map (db m86121) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Holt Street Baptist Church
Congregation founded by former members of Bethel Baptist Church in 1909. Under leadership of Rev. I.S. Fountain, group met for four years in Labor's Hall, corner of Cobb and Mobile Streets, before purchasing this site and constructing church in . . . — Map (db m71086) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. — 20th Century Civil Rights Activist
Nationally recognized as a pioneer of the modern day Civil Rights Movement, Edgar D. Nixon, Sr., posted bail for segregation law violator Rosa Parks. In her defense, Nixon gathered the support of Montgomery blacks in implementing the successful . . . — Map (db m81801) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Home of Ralph David Abernathy — (March 11, 1926-April 30, 1990)
This was the home of Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, a central leader of the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Abernathy graduated from Alabama State University in 1950 and from Atlanta University in 1951. He and his family lived . . . — Map (db m71232) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — House of the Mayors
Built in the 1850's for Jack Thorington, mayor of Montgomery from 1838-39, this House has also been the home of Mordecai Moses, mayor in the late 1870's, and Joseph Norwood who had been mayor of Fort Deposit before coming to Montgomery. Moses owned . . . — Map (db m71226) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Howell Thomas Heflin — Twenty-Forth Chief Justice — 1971-1977
A native of Tuscumbia, he was the son of Reverend Marvin R. Heflin and Louise D. Strudwick Heflin. He was a graduate of Colbert County High School, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Alabama School of Law. He was a past President of . . . — Map (db m69336) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Huntingdon College
Coeducational liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church 1854: Founded as Tuskegee Female College 1872: Acquired by the Methodist Church, renamed Alabama Conference Female College 1909: Moved to this site as Woman's College . . . — Map (db m86122) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — James Edwin Livingston — Twenty-Third Chief Justice — 1951-1971
A native of Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama, he was the son of Mrs. Stella Elizabeth (Burks) Livingston and Mr. James Cooper Livingston of Macon County. Chief Justice Livingston attended the public school of Macon County and Alabama . . . — Map (db m86123) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — James Marion Sims — 1813 - 1888 — Father of Modern Gynecology
Montgomery 1848-1849 Operations he devised cured a then considered hopeless malady—gaining him fame as a benefactor of women. Founded—Women's Hospital—City of New York—-1855. Decorated by Emperor of France—Kings . . . — Map (db m87208) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jefferson Davis — June 3, 1808- December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, . . . — Map (db m36677) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — John Allan Wyeth — M.D., L.L.D.
. . . — Map (db m36639) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Johnnie R. and Arlam Carr, Sr. Home
This home was originally owned in 1901 by Emily V. Semple. It changed hands several times until purchased by Flora K. Daniels and Arlam and Johnnie R. Carr, Sr. The Carrs moved into this residence in 1943. They resided here during the 1955 . . . — Map (db m71265) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election
Side A Jonathan Coggswell Farley 1798-1864Farley acquired two lots on this site in 1817. Here he built both the town's first frame store and first frame two-story building, his house. In Farley's store, an election was held January 3, 1820 . . . — Map (db m86124) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Joseph Lister Hill — 1894 - 1984
U. S. Congress 1923 - 1938 U. S. Senate 1938-1969 — Map (db m73043) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Josiah Morris — 1818-1891
Had his bank on this site 1852-1891. He helped finance Montgomery's business, railroads and industry. Here on Dec. 19, 1870, he bought 4150 acres of land and deeded them to the Elyton Land Co. which later was platted, and on his motion named the . . . — Map (db m36648) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 9 — Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of Segregation — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Molton and Montgomery Streets
Following two attempted marches from Selma in 1965 civil rights leaders turned to the federal courts for legal protection prior to the Selma To Montgomery March. Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., appointed by President . . . — Map (db m91321) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Juliette Hampton Morgan / Montgomery City-County Public Library
(side 1) Juliette Hampton Morgan Juliette Hampton Morgan was a white Montgomery, Alabama librarian whose privileged upbringing seemed unlikely to produce the determined civil rights activist that she became. Her letters to the . . . — Map (db m71258) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ
(side 1) Kahl Montgomery Jewish citizens organized in 1846; Kahl (Congregation) Montgomery chartered April 12, 1852. New Orleans philanthropist Judah Touro willed $2,000 as nucleus for temple building fund. Property acquired 1858. . . . — Map (db m86125) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Knox Hall
Designed by Stephen Decatur Button, Knox Hall built in the 1840's by William Knox, a native of Ireland who settled in Montgomery in 1830's. Knox founded Central Bank of Montgomery which made first loans to Confederate government. House . . . — Map (db m71250) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Korean War — 1950 ~ 1953
Front Our Nation Honors People Who Answered the Call To Defend a Country They Never Knew And People They Never Met 'Remember Forever" (In Hanguk - yeong-wonhi gieog hari) Reverse United Nations . . . — Map (db m94927) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Ladies Memorial Association
To the Ladies Memorial Association formed in this auditorium April 1866 for the purpose of ministering to the living Confederate soldier and to keep in remembrance his high principles and heroic deeds. . . . — Map (db m71277) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lilly Baptist Church — "The Lilly" — 820 Hill Street
Lilly Baptist Church, established November, 1900 as a missionary church of Bethel Missionary Baptist. Originally located on St. Clair Street in a small frame building. Moved May 27, 1973, into new 1500-seat sanctuary at present location. Education . . . — Map (db m71088) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lincoln Cemetery / Rufus Payne, 1884-1939
Side 1 Lincoln Cemetery 1907 In 1907 the American Securities Company opened Lincoln Cemetery for African Americans and Greenwood Cemetery for whites, the first commercial cemeteries in the city. Landscape design indicates . . . — Map (db m71342) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lomax House, 1848
Built by James J. Gilmer. Purchased by Reuben C. Shorter, 1849, for his wife, Caroline A.V. Billingslea, who later married Tennent Lomax, captain and governor of Orizaba, Mexican War colonel, 3rd Ala. Infantry Regt., CSA, killed at Battle of Seven . . . — Map (db m86128) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless
(side 1) Loveless School Montgomery's first junior and senior high schools for African American students began in Loveless School. Built in 1923 and enlarged in 1930, this building first housed seven grades; the opening of Carver . . . — Map (db m71082) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lucas Tavern / Lafayette
Lucas Tavern Stood four hundred yards north of this point Lafayette Spent the night here April 2, 1825 — Map (db m71358) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lucien Dunbibben Gardner — Twenty-Second Chief Justice — 1940-1951
A native of Troy, Lucien Dunbibben Gardner graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, from the State Normal School at Troy in 1894. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Alabama and graduated from the Law Department in 1897. . . . — Map (db m69333) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"
Major Charles W. Davis A native of Montgomery, graduate of Lanier, alumnus of the Universities of Alabama and Maryland. Major Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor as Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry . . . — Map (db m86129) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery — 1786 - 1814
Brilliant lawyer, valiant soldier, in whose honor Montgomery County, Alabama was named — Map (db m94029) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Marquis de Lafayette
On this site stood, until December 1899, the house in which Marquis de Lafayette was given a public reception and ball, April 4, 1825, while on his last tour through the United States. This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the . . . — Map (db m70727) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Marshall J. Moore House
In 1900, Marshall Moore and his wife, Agnes V. McClain commissioned Joseph G. Nesbitt, Sr., an African-American contractor/builder, to construct this Victorian period cottage. The Moores, among the first graduates and early faculty members of . . . — Map (db m86130) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther King — Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Side A House built circa 1912. It has been the home of the ministers of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church since 1919. Its most famous occupant, Dr. Martin Luther King, lived here from Sept. 1954-Feb. 1960. During this time he led the Bus Boycott . . . — Map (db m86132) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery
After Horseshoe Bend defeat, Creeks ceded millions of acres to United States. Cotton was in great demand. This area ideal for crop which is still planted on peninsular across river. In 1817, lands went on sale. Andrew Dexter, Massachusetts lawyer, . . . — Map (db m61802) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery and Electricity / Hydroelectricity in the River Region
Side 1 Montgomery and Electricity Gaslights in 1854, electric lights in 1883 and the electric trolley in 1886 made Montgomery a state leader in applying modern technology for lighting and motive power. Steam was used first for . . . — Map (db m71367) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce — The Forefront of Montgomery's Future
Side A The first American Chamber of Commerce was organized in New York City in 1770. The Montgomery Chamber was organized in 1873. Thomas Joseph was its first President. The Alabama State Journal stated at its founding, "Montgomery . . . — Map (db m36568) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams
(Front) Built 1936-37 Following a fire in 1932 that destroyed a 19th century City Hall, architect Frank Lockwood designed a replacement for the same site. With the Depression affecting all construction projects during the period, the . . . — Map (db m36571) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery County Circuit Court / Sit-Ins and Marches at the Montgomery County Courthouse
Montgomery County Circuit Court Site of Major Civil Rights Cases 1956-1960 In 1956, 89 persons were indicted for violating an anti-boycott law; Rosa Parks' conviction was appealed; the Montgomery Improvement Association car . . . — Map (db m94925) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery County Korean War Veterans
In grateful memory of the men and women of Montgomery County who fought for God and country on the field of honor in the Korean War They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going . . . — Map (db m36578) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial
Montgomery County In Service to America Vietnam War Memorial Map (db m94936) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery County World War II Monument
Respectfully dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Montgomery County who made the supreme sacrifice in World War Two.   1941—1945 Around the circular monument On Land, On Sea, and in the Air They Died That . . . — Map (db m94929) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery Freemasonry
Side 1 Freemasonry is a fraternal order which promotes a spirit of brotherhood, devotion to family, and service to God and country. Local Masonic Lodges and affiliated organizations, such as the Eastern Star, Scottish and York Rite . . . — Map (db m71374) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery Theatre
Opened in Oct. 1860 as the South moved closer to secession, the theatre was significant in the social, cultural and political life of the city. In the early months, John Wilkes Booth performed here, Bryant Minstrels introduced "Dixie," which was . . . — Map (db m36572) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866
Side A The city’s slave market was at the Artesian Basin (Court Square). Slaves of all ages were auctioned, along with land and livestock, standing in line to be inspected. Public posters advertised sales and included gender, approximate . . . — Map (db m28187) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery's Panel Project
Montgomery's Cotton Slide The history of Montgomery Panel Project is place on top of the remains of Montgomery's Cotton Slide. The Cotton Slide was used to transport heavy cotton bales from the streets above to the waiting steamboats below. . . . — Map (db m78145) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery's Slave Depots/Montgomery's Slave Traders
(side 1) Montgomery's Slave Depots Montgomery slave traders operated depots where enslaved men, women, and children were confined. The slave depots functioned as active trading sites and as detention facilities where the enslaved . . . — Map (db m71227) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church
Side 1 Located in the heart of one of Montgomery's historic African-American neighborhoods. Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church was constructed in 1899 and heavily remodeled in 1921. It served as a significant center for religious, political, and . . . — Map (db m86411) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Murphy House
Greek Revival Home built, 1851 by John H. Murphy, cotton broker and an incorporator and director of the Montgomery Water Works Company, chartered 1854. Union Army Provost Marshal's Headquarters 1865. Elks Club 1902-1967 Restored by Montgomery . . . — Map (db m36569) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery
Naming the City of Montgomery Montgomery named for Richard Montgomery, first American general killed in the Revolutionary War. In 1819, the Alabama Legislature combined New Philadelphia and East Alabama to form Montgomery. Walter B. . . . — Map (db m69297) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill — Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims
(Side A):Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas HillThis early 20th-century building was office of Dr. L.L. Hill who, in 1902, performed first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere when he sutured stab wound in young boy's heart. A . . . — Map (db m86413) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Old Elam Baptist Church Cemetery — Montgomery County
Old Elam Baptist Church Cemetery is Montgomery County's 22nd cemetery listed in the prestigious Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. Rev. James McLemore, Electious Thompson, Arnold Edwards, and E. Jeter founded Old Elam Baptist Church on June 19, . . . — Map (db m82565) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Old Oakwood Cemetery
The city cemetery was begun by donations of land from Andrew Dexter in 1817 and from General John Scott in 1818. Dexter and Scott had founded separate villages which combined to form Montgomery in 1819. The early part of the graveyard was known as . . . — Map (db m36496) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church
This congregation was organized by the Court Street Methodist Church in the early 1850s. The latter group offered their 1835 wood frame building to the black members if they would relocate it. In 1852 the church was moved to this site under the . . . — Map (db m72170) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Ordeman House Museum
Built on this site by architect Charles Ordeman in 1852-1853, this upscale townhouse exemplifies the newly fashionable Italianate style, with its bracketed overhanging roof cornice and asymmetric door placement. A showcase for modern design in its . . . — Map (db m71394) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Percy Lavon Julian — Scientist and Humanitarian — 1899-1975
Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a . . . — Map (db m86418) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Pickett Springs / “The Best Public Resort”
Pickett Springs Railroad building and amusement park development flourished in the post-bellum South. In 1880s, Western Railroad of Alabama opened Pickett Springs on site of William Harris’s plantation, “Forest Farm;” Harris’s . . . — Map (db m38900) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School
Side A Professor John Metcalfe Starke "Fessor Starke" 1860-1941A native of Virginia, John Metcalfe Starke received his early education in Petersburg and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1882, earning diplomas in Latin and . . . — Map (db m86421) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Remount Depot / Keyton Station
Side 1 Remount Depot During World War I, in the summer of 1917 the U.S. Army opened a remount depot here to buy horses and mules for Camp Sheridan's 27,000-man 37th Division from Ohio. Despite the introduction of motor transport . . . — Map (db m71340) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rice-Semple-Haardt House
Built early 1850's by Samuel Farrow Rice, state legislator and Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court. Sold in late 1860's to attorney Henry Churchill Semple, whose family occupied home until 1954 when sold to John Haardt, a realtor. Sold to . . . — Map (db m74157) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop
Side A A Lady of Courage Born in Tuskegee, AL on February 4, 1913, to James McCauley, a carpenter, and Leona Edwards, a teacher. Moved with mother and brother to Pine Level, AL after parents' separation. Enrolled in Mrs. White's School . . . — Map (db m36503) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Louise Parks — She sat down - So we can stand up — February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005
Mother of the modern day civil rights movement — Map (db m91278) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Side 1 On December 1, 1955, Rosa Louis McCauley Parks was arrested on this site for refusing the order of city bus driver J. F. Blake to vacate her seat under the segregation laws of the Jim Crow era. She was taken to police . . . — Map (db m91286) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams
Side 1 Rosa Parks Branch Library Second public library for blacks in City of Montgomery, this building opened in 1960 as Montgomery Branch Library on Cleveland Avenue. Designed by architect James Miller Davis, it served the black . . . — Map (db m71388) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
Side A At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a . . . — Map (db m86422) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Royal Air Force Burial Ground
Buried here are 78 officers and men of the Royal Air Force who lost their lives whilst training in Montgomery, Alabama during the Second World War. Nearly 1,000 men who died during that war or the First World War when serving with the forces of . . . — Map (db m88770) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Second National Confederate Flag — ("Stainless Banner")
The intensity of the war caused the desire for a new national flag that was in no way similar to the U.S. flag. The "Stainless Banner" was adopted by the Confederate Congress on May 1, 1863. The cross of St. Andrew, depicted on the flag, has been . . . — Map (db m86423) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Selma-to-Montgomery March
Side A The Selma-to-Montgomery March ended here on March 25, 1965, when 25,000 civil rights marchers arrived at the Alabama State Capitol to demand the right to vote for African Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights . . . — Map (db m62747) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Sherman W. White, Jr. — (1919 - 1943) — First Lieutenant, 99th Fighter Squadron
Side 1: Sherman, Sr. and Nettie White lived at this address on W. Jeff Davis Ave. Both teachers, they taught their children Sherman Jr., Willa, James, and Samson to love their country and value education. Willa, James, and Samson would graduate . . . — Map (db m71084) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Sidney Lanier High School
Established in 1910 on South McDonough Street, this school was named for the well-known southern poet, Sidney Lanier, who resided in Montgomery 1866-67. This late Gothic Revival building was constructed 1928-29 to consolidate the original . . . — Map (db m86424) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Site of the Warren Reese House
This was the site of the home of Warren Stone Reese (1842-1898) --planter, cotton merchant, soldier, and mayor of Montgomery. Reese, promoted to the rank of colonel in the Confederacy for gallantry at Chickamauga, became commander of the . . . — Map (db m81807) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Smith - Joseph - Stratton House
Only surviving residence of former Mayor E.B. Joseph. The Italianate cottage was built c. 1855 by Pickett Chauncey Smith, a merchant in antebellum Montgomery, and father-in-law of E.B. Joseph, who occupied the house from 1880 to 1885. Joseph served . . . — Map (db m86426) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — South Jackson Street / Victor Hugo Tulane
Side 1 South Jackson Street Long a home to African-American professionals, politicians, and businessmen, South Jackson Street is in the heart of Centennial Hill, a neighborhood which developed in the 1870s. One block north at . . . — Map (db m71354) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — St. John's Episcopal Church — Organized 1834
Present building erected 1855 under rectorship of Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, first Bishop of Alabama. Primary convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America was held here, July 3-6, 1861. Charles Minnegerode . . . — Map (db m36570) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
St. Peter's Church has occupied this site since a small wooden church, begun in 1833, was built on land donated by Mr. Edward Hanrick. Rt. Rev. Michael Portier, D.D., first Catholic Bishop of Mobile, dedicated the first church on April 25, 1834. A . . . — Map (db m36581) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Struggle For Colonial Empire
Here on May 24, 1703, Alabama Indians ambushed the first French explorers from Mobile, killing three and wounding two critically. The Indians were armed and were used as pawns by British agents from Carolina in the European struggle for dominion . . . — Map (db m67999) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 3 — Support: Local and Organizational — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Near Early and Oak Streets
The civil rights movement in Montgomery was born from the support of both organized groups and individual residents. The day-in-day-out support came from local citizens, who were guided by groups on both the local and the national level. The . . . — Map (db m91467) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Swayne College / Booker T. Washington School
Side A Named for Union General and Freemen’s Bureau Agent Wager Swayne, Swayne College was dedicated 21 April 1869. The Bureau appropriated $10,000 for the building and the local black community purchased 3.5 acres for the site. Future . . . — Map (db m28171) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Teague House — Greek Revival Architecture — Built in 1848 by Berry Owens
On April 11, 1865, federal troops, known as "Wilson's Raiders," approached the city. Lacking means of defense, city officials agreed to surrender the city. From the front portico of this house was read the order of Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, . . . — Map (db m71249) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Teague Road
This 2.8-mile road connecting U.S. highways 331 and 31 first appeared on Montgomery County road maps in 1928. Land for the road was deeded to Montgomery County in September 1926 by local landowners from the Teague, Bellingrath and Matthews families. . . . — Map (db m70932) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Telegram Which Began War Between The States / Winter Building
(side 1) Telegram Which Began War Between The States Montgomery, April 11, 1861 General Beauregard, Charleston: Do not desire needlessly to bombard Fort Sumter. If Major Anderson will state the time at which, as . . . — Map (db m22524) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Capital City Guards — 1885 - 1905
In July 1885, the state Adjutant General authorized the organization of a black infantry company known as the Capital City Guards. Joseph L. Ligon was elected captain. Over the next 20 years, the Capital City Guards were a source of tremendous civic . . . — Map (db m71260) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Domestic Slave Trade/Slave Transportation to Montgomery
Side 1 The Domestic Slave Trade Beginning in the seventeenth century, millions of African people were kidnapped, sold into slavery, and shipped to the Americas as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In 1808, the United States . . . — Map (db m86427) HM

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