“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Doctor Francis’ Office

Doctor Francis' Office Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
1. Doctor Francis' Office Marker
Inscription. This general practitioner's office is the only remaining structure of its type in northeast Alabama. It was built on the court-house square about 1850 by Dr. J. C. Francis, a beloved family doctor who served Jacksonville for more than 50 years. He provided an apothecary in the front portion of his office. Associated with him in this office was Dr. C. J. Clark, a well known Confederate army surgeon and director of the Alabama Hospital in Richmond. John M. Francis, a grandson of Dr. Francis, also served here before he became chief chemist for the pharmaceutical firm of Parke, Davis and Company. Other highly esteemed doctors who used this building were Forney M. Lawrence (dentist) and James Williams (medical). Deeded by the First National Bank of Jacksonville to the Alabama Historical Commission on December 4, 1970.

This marker erected by the General John H. Forney Historical Society on March 1, 1973.
Erected 1973 by General John H. Forney Historical Society.
Location. 33° 48.85′ N, 85° 45.75′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Gayle Avenue SW and Clinton Street SW, on the left when traveling north on Gayle Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker
Doctor Francis' Office image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
2. Doctor Francis' Office
and building are located across the street from (west of) the bank's drive-through lanes. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Gayle Avenue SW, Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First National Bank of Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); John Horace Forney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forney’s Corner (about 300 feet away); Site of Indian Trading Post (about 300 feet away); 10th Alabama Volunteers (about 300 feet away); William Henry Forney (about 300 feet away); Downtown Jacksonville Historic District (about 400 feet away); John Tyler Morgan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Regarding Doctor Francis' Office. Managed by the Alabama Historical Commission, 468 S. Perry St., Montgomery, AL 36130 Open by appointment only. Phone 334-242-3184, ext. 8 for details.
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
Doctor Francis' Office image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2009
3. Doctor Francis' Office
Doctor Francis' Office image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
4. Doctor Francis' Office
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,810 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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