Gainesville in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Earliest known Morgan Horse in Alabama and one of the three major stallion sons sired by Justin Morgan, foundation sire of the breed. Woodbury was foaled in 1816 in Vermont, where he remained until sold to Norman Bugbee of Gainesville, Alabama, in 1836. Bugbee, a native of Vermont, had opened a store a few months earlier in this thriving port city, home of the North Sumter Race Course. In late 1836 Woodbury was shipped by sailing vessel from Boston, but became ill enroute and was injured during unloading. He never fully recovered and died in 1838. The U.S. Post Office at Gainesville is built on the site of Bugbee’s store.
Erected 1989 by Alabama Morgan Horse Club, Morgan Horse History Club, and the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 49.371′ N, 88° 9.506′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Alabama, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Alabama Route 116) and McKee Street (Alabama Route 39), on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville AL 35464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Gainesville (a few steps Town of Emelle, Alabama (approx. 11.2 miles away); Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church (approx. 13.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Pedigree for Woodbury Morgan. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.