Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Holly Pond in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Guy Hunt

 
 
Governor Guy Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
1. Governor Guy Hunt Marker
Inscription.  Guy Hunt was born June 17, 1933, in Holly Pond, Alabama, to William Otto and Orene Holcomb Hunt. Guy grew up on the family farm and graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1950 as salutatorian of his class at age sixteen. He married Helen Chambers, daughter of Homer Lee and Mattie Talley Chambers. They had four children. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he earned the Distinguished Service Medal, he was ordained as a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church in 1958. He served as probate judge of Cullman County from 1965 to 1977, and as state chairman of the Alabama delegation to the Republican National Convention in 1976 and 1980. As a reward for his party loyalty, Hunt was appointed as the state director of the federal Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, serving from 1981 until 1985. In 1986, he was elected as the first Republican governor of the State of Alabama since Reconstruction. In his first year in office, he was named one of the nation's top governors by U.S. News & World Report. Governor Hunt was reelected in 199O, but was removed from office in 1993 when convicted of misusing inauguration
Governor Guy Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2020
2. Governor Guy Hunt Marker
The Guy Hunt Library and Museum is in the background.
funds. In 1998, The Board of Pardons and Paroles approved a pardon for him on grounds of innocence. Hunt died January 30, 2009, and was laid to rest alongside Helen in the cemetery of his beloved Mt. Vernon Primitive Baptist Church.
 
Erected 2012 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 34° 10.743′ N, 86° 37.367′ W. Marker is in Holly Pond, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is at the intersection of Wesley Avenue (County Road 1669) and Lions Park Road, on the right when traveling west on Wesley Avenue. Marker is in front of the Guy Hunt Library and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Lions Park Road, Holly Pond AL 35083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holly Pond Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The History of Holly Pond School (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church Holly Pond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 7 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 7 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Pond.
 
Also see . . .  Guy Hunt (1987-93).
Governor Harold Guy Hunt (1933-2009) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1987
3. Governor Harold Guy Hunt (1933-2009)
Courtesy Alabama Department of Archives and History
Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on the former governor. (Submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Paid Advertisement
Nov. 27, 2020