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Alabama City in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896

Scholar, Engineer, Industrialist, Naturalist, Humanitarian

 
 
Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, May 2, 2009
1. Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 Marker
Inscription.  Nichols came to Alabama City in 1894 to supervise construction of the Dwight Manufacturing Company. While serving as the mill's first agent, he planned and began a model mill village and was elected Mayor of Alabama City.
 
Erected 1999 by Etowah Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 1.518′ N, 86° 2.645′ W. Marker is in Alabama City, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Cabot Avenue and Dwight, Winona, & Lakefront Aves. & Coolidge Cir., on the right when traveling north on Cabot Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dwight Mill Village (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama City World War II Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama City, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Sansom
Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 Marker & Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, May 2, 2009
2. Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 Marker & Memorial Library
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Emma Sansom (approx. half a mile away); Etowah County War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Legend Of Noccalula (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library. Two other markers are located next to the library images and texts are included here.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  "In memoriam, Howard Gardner Nichols". Click on "In memoriam, Howard Gardner Nichols" to download the original images and text in several different formats. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, May 2, 2009
3. Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library Marker
Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library built 1899. The first public library building in Alabama. Presented by Alabama Society, Michael King Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1996.
Howard Gardner Nichols Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, May 2, 2009
4. Howard Gardner Nichols Library Marker
Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library 1902, Alabama's oldest public library, by Alabama City Civitan Club, 1956.
Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, May 2, 2009
5. Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,673 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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