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Hokes Bluff in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Henry Wisdom

(The Paul Revere Of The Confederacy)

 
 
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
1. John Henry Wisdom Marker
Inscription.  On the night of May 2nd and the morning of May 3rd, 1863, John Wisdom rode 67 miles, from Gadsden, Ala. To Rome, Ga. Under very harassing conditions, to warn the citizens of Col. A. D. Streight’s proposed march to burn and sack the city, Rome being a stronghold of the Confederacy, having an iron works and supply depot. Through this man’s efforts barricades were erected leading to the eventual surrender of Col. Streight to Gen. Bedford Forrest. John Wisdom lived his last day here and is buried nearby.
 
Erected 1961 by Erected by Citizens of Etowah County, City of Rome, Ga., Etowah Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1863.
 
Location. 33° 59.556′ N, 85° 51.943′ W. Marker is in Hokes Bluff, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Alford Bend Road and Gilliland Street, on the right when traveling north on Alford Bend Road. Marker located next to Hokes Bluff City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Alford Bend Road, Gadsden AL 35903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turkey Town Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); John H. Wisdom (approx. 7.8 miles away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (approx. 7.8 miles away); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (approx. 7.8 miles away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. 7.8 miles away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
John Henry Wisdom Marker (Backside) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
2. John Henry Wisdom Marker (Backside)
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
3. John Henry Wisdom Marker
John Henry Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
4. John Henry Wisdom Marker
John Henry Wisdom Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
5. John Henry Wisdom Gravesite
John H. Wisdom gravesite located in the Hokes Bluff Cemetery next to the Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church 5052 Main Street.
John Henry Wisdom Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
6. John Henry Wisdom Gravesite
Born June 10, 1820
Died July 28, 1909
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,907 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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