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Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. Memorial

 
 
Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
1. Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. Memorial
Inscription.  This location opens a window to the life of Scottsboro's founder and first city planner, Robert Thomas Scott, Sr. Here he and his wife Elizabeth built a pre-Civil War home, White Cottage, about 1850. Robert T Scott died June 1863 of heat exhaustion after Yankee soldiers burned his home and forced him to pull a Union wagon to Scottsboro. In accordance with Scott's vision and wishes, Elizabeth Scott gave the land for the courthouse, the jail and several lots around the public square, which facilitated the 1868 move of the county seat from Bellefonte to Scottsboro.
 
Erected 2003 by Scottsboro High School Class of 1958.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 39.938′ N, 86° 1.057′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 35) and Lee Highway (U.S. 72), on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the Scott Family cemetery, located
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on a hill that is accessible by foot from a parking area off Veterans Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friendship Park / The Decision That Saved the Sons of Scottsboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Thomas Scott, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert E. Jones, Jr. / Jones House (approx. 0.8 miles away); College Hill Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Robert Thomas Scott (approx. one mile away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsboro.
 
Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
2. Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. Memorial
Marker (right) in Scott Family cemetery.
Gravesites of Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
3. Gravesites of Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Sr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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