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

Johann Gottfried Cullmann

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
1. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
Inscription.  Born Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany July 2, 1823
Died Cullman, Alabama December 3, 1895
Colonel Cullmann Founded the City of Cullman, Alabama, in 1873.
Later, in 1877, he founded Cullman County. He also established the Alabama Towns of Bangor, Berlin, Bremen, Garden City and Vinemont.
Because of his inspirational leadership and humanitarian influence, approximately 20,000 Bavarian and German immigrants settled in this area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1897.
 
Location. 34° 10.782′ N, 86° 50.604′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 2nd Ave., NE. Located on 2nd Ave NE and Arnold St NE. Facing 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 2nd Ave NE, Cullman AL 35055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cullman, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Cullman Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Pharr Canning Company Operated Here (about 800 feet away); “Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama”
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
2. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Weiss Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Betz Addition Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sand Mountain Plateau (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Birthplace of Johann Gottfried Cullman
Although the marker mentions "Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany" as Gottfried's birthplace, this is probably an error and should be Frankweiler, Bavaria.
    — Submitted May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
3. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
This statue was erected by donations from the citizens of Frankweiler, Germany and Cullman, Alabama
Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
4. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
5. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
6. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
7. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
8. Johann Gottfried Cullmann Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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