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

Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. Provided by local veterans and other dedicated citizens, this memorial pays tribute to all veterans of Tuscaloosa County who were engaged in the nine major American wars, 1776-1976. Rising centrally is the mainmast of World War II heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa, which fought gallantly in five crucial campaigns. Surrounding the mast are nine granite tablets depicting the wars, within a broken circle, hopefully symbolizing the end of warfare.
On this site stood the chapel of the 140 acre Northington U.S. Army General Hospital, 1943-1947, named in honor of Dr. Eugene Northington, Alabama pioneer in the use of medical X-rays.
 
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 11.59′ N, 87° 31.54′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and Memorial located in front of University Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (a few steps from this marker);
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial Marker
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (a few steps from this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
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Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
4. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
5. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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