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

Governor Thomas E. Kilby

1865-1943

 
 
Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 14, 2010
1. Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker
Inscription.  Outstanding local industrialist as President, Kilby Steel Company; Chairman, Board of Directors, Alabama Pipe Company; President, City National and Anniston National Banks. Served as Mayor of Anniston (1905-09); State Senator (1911-15); Lieutenant Governor (1915-19); Governor of Alabama (1919-23).

His administration as Governor of Alabama notable for sound business principles, for prison reform, for advancement and expansion of charitable institutions, and for constitutional amendments which provided state bond issues for highway and bridge development and for building the State Docks in Mobile.

Governor Kilby was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and a member of the vestry. His interment is on the hill near fence at Highland Cemetery.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 33° 39.419′ N, 85° 48.877′ 
Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 14, 2010
2. Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker
W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on East 10th Street west of Kirkwood Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located next to the east entrance to Highland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anniston AL 36207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston Memorial Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calhoun County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.7 miles away); Parker Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); “Spirit of the American Doughboy” (approx. ¾ mile away); Temple Beth El (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama Governors, Thomas Erby Kilby by the Alabama Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker at Highland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 14, 2010
3. Governor Thomas E. Kilby Marker at Highland Cemetery
The Kilby Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 14, 2010
4. The Kilby Family Plot
Governor Thomas E. Kilby Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 14, 2010
5. Governor Thomas E. Kilby Grave Site
Governor Thomas E. Kilby image. Click for full size.
Alabama Department of Archives and History, January 12, 2004
6. Governor Thomas E. Kilby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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