Gourdsville in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Gourdsville / Gilbertsboro
Erected 2016 by Limestone County Historical Society, Alabama Elk River Development Agency & Athens Limestone Tourism Council.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 59.364′ N, 87° 5.412′ W. Marker was in Gourdsville, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker could be reached from Gardner Hollow Road west of Shoal Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 13078 Gardner Hollow Road, Lester AL 35647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cunningham Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dupree Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sim Corder/Harrison Mill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Minor Hill War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Tennessee); Sims Settlement (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Sam Davis (approx. 5.8 miles away in Tennessee); Sam Davis Capture Site (approx. 5.8 miles away in Tennessee); Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek (was approx. 6.4 miles away in Tennessee but has been reported missing. ).
More about this marker. Sometime on the 18th or 19th of April, 2019, this marker, along with another marker about 5 miles away, was stolen. The 80-pound metal markers cost the Limestone County Historical Society $2,700 each to make and the Society hopes for their return.
Update: An Ardmore, Alabama man was arrested on June 16th in connection with the theft of this, and two other Limestone County historical markers. The markers were subsequently recovered from a storage unit.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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