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

Joseph William Burke

1835-1900

 
 
Joseph William Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Joseph William Burke Marker
Inscription.  
Lawyer, Industrialist, Patriot Brigadier General, U.S.A.
Gen. Burke helped rebuild Alabama’s mining & manufacturing interests after the Civil War.
He helped establish the Catholic Church at Jacksonville.
His home, “Bellevue,” occupied the present site of Jacksonville State College.

 
Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 49.397′ N, 85° 45.934′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on University Circle west of North Pelham Road (State Highway 21), on the right. Marker is located on the campus of Jacksonville State University to the right side of Bibb Graves Hall. 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. Presidents of Jacksonville State (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville State University (within shouting distance of this marker);
Joseph William Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Joseph William Burke Marker
"The Magnolias" (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas A. Walker (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacksonville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacksonville, Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Bibb Graves Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Bibb Graves Hall
The Joseph William Burke marker is located about 100 feet to the right of this bell under a grove a trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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