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Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Gunter

 
 
John Gunter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
1. John Gunter Marker
Inscription.  
Buried near here in 1835
John Gunter
Founder of Guntersville.
He and his wife Catherine,
daughter of
a Cherokee Indian chief,
were the
great-grandparents of
Will Rogers
beloved American humorist.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 34° 21.822′ N, 86° 17.455′ W. Marker is in Guntersville, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Florida Short Route/Gunter Avenue (U.S. 431) and Lurleen B Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south on Florida Short Route/Gunter Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guntersville AL 35976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Guntersville (here, next to this marker); Federal Troops Burn Guntersville During Civil War (here, next to this marker); Veterans of Foreign Wars Marshall County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Events in Marshall County
John Gunter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
2. John Gunter Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Section of Core (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ravine Used For Protection Against Yankee Shelling (approx. 0.6 miles away); Claysville Junior High School (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Celebration of 150 Years (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guntersville.
 
Regarding John Gunter. According to the lady at the visitor center, it is not known exactly where John Gunter and his wife are buried.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,024 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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