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Near Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cherokee County's Paul Revere

 
 
Cherokee County's Paul Revere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, May 4, 2019
1. Cherokee County's Paul Revere Marker
Inscription.  On the night of May 2, 1863, John H. Wisdom passed through Spring Garden on his way to warn Rome, Ga. about approaching U.S. Troops. Wisdom, originally from Rome, Ga., lived near Gadsden which was part of Cherokee Co. at that time. Upon learning that Rome was where Union raiders were heading, he set out from Gadsden around 3:30 PM. He stopped in Spring Garden long enough to get 2 fresh horses and would arrive in Rome a few minutes before midnight. He arrived in time to warn the town and allow them to set up some defenses that kept the party of 200 U.S. Troops that had been sent ahead to occupy the town from entering. Feeling the town was too well defended to risk an assault, the U.S. Troops withdrew. Wisdom had traveled approximately 67 miles in 8.5 hours.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 58.829′ N, 85° 36.984′ W. Marker is near Spring Garden, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 8 and Alabama Highway 9, on the right when traveling east on County Route
Cherokee County's Paul Revere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, May 4, 2019
2. Cherokee County's Paul Revere Marker
8. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, 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. Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 2.8 miles away); Carmel Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 3.6 miles away); Piedmont First United Methodist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cross Plains - Piedmont (approx. 4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4 miles away); Rock Run Furnace (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Garden.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War History of Cherokee County, Alabama. John Wisdom’s Ride to Rome (Submitted on May 4, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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