Gordon in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Gordon Cemetery / Early Gordon Leaders
Mr. William Wood (b. 22 Mar. 1826, d. 15 Oct. 1885), a prominent Gordon businessman, donated one acre of land located north of the town center adjacent to the old river road, now U.S. Highway 95, from his large plantation estate to the Town of Gordon for the purpose of establishing a permanent cemetery for the town. In 1859 Mr. Wood was elected to the Alabama State Senate, serving four years. He was also an active Mason and served as mayor of Gordon. A prosperous merchant, he established two riverboat landings at Gordon, known as the Upper and Middle landings.
Below are some of the prominent early Gordon
citizens buried in this cemetery.
Mr. Arthur J. Bowdon, b. 1809
Mr. William Wood, b. 1826
Mr. Samuel Bowdon, b. 1835
Mr. Samuel J. Hall, b. 1837
Mr. McKelvey C. Marsh, b. 1848
Mr. Ben F. Snead, b. 1851
Mr. William G. Roundtree, Jr., b. 1852
Dr. T. R. McLendon, b. 1854
Mr. John R. Espy, b. 1856
Mr. E. F. Tuttle, b. 1858
Erected 2000 by Descendants of the below Gordon Families. The Dothan Landmarks Foundation and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 Main Street, Gordon AL 36343, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Confederate Navy Yard, Saffold (approx. 5 miles away in Georgia); Ashford United Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Incorporation of Ashford/Ashford - a Unique Name (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ashford Centennial (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ashford Depot (approx. 8.3 miles away); Old Columbia Jail / Columbia (approx. 9½ miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 358 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.