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Gainesville in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler

1908-1955

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 22, 2005
1. Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler was born in Jefferson, Georgia, and reared in Macon. He was graduated from Morehouse College and the Meharry Medical College. He and his family moved to Gainesville in 1936 where he established his medical practice.

Dr. Butler was president of the Progressive Club, president of the Georgia State Medical Association, and a member of the Northeast Georgia Medical Association. He was appointed to the Gainesville Board of Education and was elected as a deacon of St. John Baptist Church.

Deeply respected by his colleagues in medicine as well as throughput the community, Dr. Butler´s focus on health, education, and government served as a beacon for many. The City Council of Gainesville named the E.E. Butler Parkway in his memory in 1990.

Sun Trust Bank, upon opening its new bank building on this site, salutes the remarkable and dignified legacy of Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler with the placement of this memorial.
 
Erected 1997 by Sun Trust Bank.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
2. Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler Marker
The view is northwest on E. E. Butler Avenue (US Highway 129/Georgia Highway 60)
Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 34° 18.088′ N, 83° 49.525′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is on E.E. Butler Parkway (Georgia Route 11) 0 miles south of Brenau Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville GA 30501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building (about 500 feet away); The Historic Jackson Building (about 600 feet away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (about 700 feet away); First Private Mint Templeton Reid Mint (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
3. Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler Marker
Looking northeast across E. E. Butler Avenue (US Highway 129) to Brenau Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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