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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chauncey Sparks

Governor of Alabama

 

— January 19, 1943-January 20,1947 —

 
Chauncey Sparks Governor of Alabama January 19, 1943- January 20,1947 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, January 7, 2022
1. Chauncey Sparks Governor of Alabama January 19, 1943- January 20,1947 Marker
Inscription.  The Sparks-Irby House was the home of Governor Chauncey Sparks and his sister, Mrs.Louise Sparks Flewellen. Sparks was born in Barbour County on Oct 8,1884. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1919-1923 and again in 1931-1939. After running unsuccessfully for Governor in 1938, he prevailed in the 1942 election and became Alabama's 44th governor. During his tenure, the University Medical College was established and a School of Forestry was opened at Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn. His administration dealt with economic growth following World War II and the dismantling of war related programs. He died on Nov. 6,1968 and is interred at Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is October 6, 1968.
 
Location. 31° 53.565′ N, 85° 8.893′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on West Broad Street east of Colby Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 257 W Broad St, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Chauncey Sparks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, September 24, 2022
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line); Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Grierson’s March (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam Veteran Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Chauncey Sparks. (Submitted on January 12, 2022.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   2. submitted on September 25, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 27, 2022