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Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Thomas A. Walker


Thomas A. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2010
1. Thomas A. Walker Marker
Prominent citizen of Jacksonville who served
Alabama as Brigadier General, State Militia;
member Legislature and Pres. of Senate;
Circuit Court Judge;
and Pres. Ala. and Tenn. Railroad

He owned extensive cotton plantations
and mining interests throughout the state

His home, "The Magnolias",
built in 1850, is an outstanding example
of Southern architecture

Erected 1963 by General John H. Forney Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 33° 49.26′ N, 85° 45.74′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Pelham Road (State Highway 21) and 5th Street NE, on the right when traveling north on Pelham Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Magnolias" (here, next to this marker); Jacksonville (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); Jacksonville State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presidents of Jacksonville State (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph William Burke (approx. ¼ mile away); Doctor Francis' Office (approx. half a mile away); The First National Bank of Jacksonville (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Hospital (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,016 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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