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

Howell Thomas Heflin


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By Sandra Hughes, June 10, 2009
1. Howell Thomas Heflin Marker
Inscription.  Howell Thomas Heflin retired from a lifetime of distinguished public service in 1997, having served Alabama in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. There he was known as a national leader on judicial, agricultural, defense, and space issues. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1971 to 1977, he modernized the state's court system. Heflin was a Marine Corps officer during World War II, attaining the rank of major and awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Howell T. Heflin's legacy ~ his words, life, character, and progressive leadership ~ serves as a compass for leaders seeking racial reconciliation and harmony on Alabama and the nation.
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.022′ N, 87° 42.215′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on S. Main Street just from 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. On Courthouse Lawn on Main St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Main St, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colbert County Courthouse Square District
Howell Thomas Heflin Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 10, 2009
2. Howell Thomas Heflin Statue
(here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of Alleghenies (about 600 feet away); History of Tuscumbia, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump (approx. mile away); Cold Water Falls (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Alabama. Howell T. Heflin (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Howell Thomas Heflin - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 19, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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