Prairieville in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar
Discover of the antibiotic, Aureomycin
Son of a beloved country doctor, he carried a dedicated spirit to the frontiers of science
Having won degrees at Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, Harvard and Cornell, he taught at Cornell, Missouri, Wisconsin, completing his researches and discoveries at Lederle Laboratories
His discoveries opened a new era in medicine helping physicians save the lives of millions.
Site of birthplace and boyhood home - 300 yards.
Erected 1991 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 32° 30.588′ N, 87° 42.032′ W. Marker is in Prairieville, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker is on County Road 12 west of State Highway 69, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallion AL 36742, 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. St. Andrew’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Freetown (approx. 2.3 miles Oak Grove School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vine And Olive Colony (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 7.4 miles away); Gaineswood (approx. 7.9 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Hawthorne, Boyhood Home Of Dr. Benjamin Duggar. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Benjamin Minge Duggar. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 4. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.