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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Admiral John Henry Towers

1885-1955

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
1. Admiral John Henry Towers Marker
Inscription.  John Henry Towers was born at this site on January 30, 1885. Reared in Rome, Towers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906. As one of the Navy's pioneer aviators, Towers set early records for flying. Preceding Charles Lindbergh's historic solo nonstop flight in 1927, Towers organized and led the first successful group trans-Atlantic air crossing in 1919. His work in training naval pilots using land planes instead of seaplanes anticipated the use of military aircraft carriers. As Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics (1939-1942), Towers organized Naval aircraft procurement prior to and during World War II. Later he served as Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. A Navy Cross and Navy Distinguished Service Medal recipient, Towers was the first career naval aviator to reach flag rank. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 2014 by Georgia Historical Society, City of Rome, and the Rome Area Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 57-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is January 30, 1885.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
2. Admiral John Henry Towers Marker
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34° 15.441′ N, 85° 10.061′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Parkway Northeast and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Riverside Parkway Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Floyd County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Floyd County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Town Clock (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Town Clock Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. 0.3 miles away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  John Henry Towers (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
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USN Official Photo / Public domain, 1948
3. Adm. John Henry Towers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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