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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Hunt

 
 
John Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. John Hunt Marker
Inscription.  For whom Huntsville was named lived in a cabin near this spring about the year 1805.
 
Erected 1948 by Judge David Campbell Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 34° 43.782′ N, 86° 35.151′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Westside Square. The marker is located on the east side of Constitution Hall Park mounted on the rock face on the left side of Big Spring. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 Westside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bank In Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring of Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA. (within shouting distance of this marker); Erected in 1835 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument
Big Spring image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. Big Spring
The marker is mounted on the rock face on the left behind the tree.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spring Runs Its Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,593 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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