Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Governor Thomas E. Kilby
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 & Religion • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 33° 39.419′ N, 85° 48.877′ 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); Historic Woodstock 5K Start (approx. 0.6 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
Also see . . . Thomas E. Kilby (1919-23). Encyclopedia of Alabama website entry (Submitted on September 20, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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