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Near Gaylesville in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Arthur "Tarzan" White

 
 
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By Angela Nichols, March 22, 2018
1. Arthur "Tarzan" White Marker
Inscription.  Born in Lockhart, Alabama in 1915, Tarzan played alongside Bear Bryant on the University of Alabama's 1934 National Championship Team and was honored as an All-American in 1936. He went on to play for the New York Giants, winning a NFL Championship in 1938. Tarzan was also a professional wrestler during the football off-season, winning multiple heavyweight championship titles. He moved to Cherokee County and coached football at Gaylesville during 1954. He was the mail carrier for the Jamestown/Gaylesville area and continued wrestling into his 60's. Tarzan resided in Jamestown until his death in 1996.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 34° 23.852′ N, 85° 34.65′ W. Marker is near Gaylesville, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is on County Route 15 south of County Route 830, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaylesville AL 35973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company
Arthur "Tarzan" White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 22, 2018
2. Arthur "Tarzan" White Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Barry Springs Indian Stockade (approx. 4˝ miles away); History of Taff, Alabama (approx. 4.8 miles away); David Hartline (approx. 4.8 miles away); Alpine, Georgia (approx. 6.4 miles away in Georgia); Last Indian Agent (approx. 6.9 miles away in Georgia); Site of the Willstown Mission (approx. 8 miles away); Boom Town Historic District (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaylesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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