Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Remodeled as a residence 1840.
Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953
Preserved as a memorial to:
General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883)
Chief of Ordnance, C. S. A. 1861-1865
President of the University 1878-1879
Mrs. Amelia Gayle Gorgas (1826-1913)
University Librarian 1883-1906
General William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920)
Surgeon General, United States Army
Sanitary engineer whose work in eliminating Yellow
Fever assured Construction of Panama Canal.
Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics • Military • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 33° 12.733′ N, 87° 32.85′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan Hall, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver-Barnard Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of Franklin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gorgas-Manly Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Little Round House (about 300 feet away); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Storrs Cadet Troop (about 500 feet away); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Also see . . . University of Alabama Campus Tour, Gorgas House. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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