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

Tallassee Armory

 
 
Tallassee Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 12, 2013
1. Tallassee Armory Marker
Inscription. Only Confederate armory not destroyed during the Civil War.

Col. Gorgas, ordnance chief, had carbine shop moved here into Tallassee Mfg. Co. mill in spring, 1864 as war threatened Richmond, Va. armory.

War ended before plant neared goal of 6,000 carbines per year.

In 1864 Rousseau's raid bypassed it.

1865: forces under Gen. Wilson misled by faulty map, marched 10 miles east; threat of Forrest barred their return.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 32.102′ N, 85° 53.461′ W. Marker is in Tallassee, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnett Boulevard (Alabama Route 14) and Outer Drive, on the right when traveling east on Barnett Boulevard. Touch for map. Located just west of the Thurlow Dam. Marker is in this post office area: Tallassee AL 36078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Tallassee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tukabahchi (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial
Tallassee Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
August 19, 2013
2. Tallassee Armory Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Tukabatchee / Tokvpvcce (approx. 4.1 miles away); Franklin's Educational Legacy (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site of Thaddeus Post Office (approx. 7.1 miles away); George Stiggins (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallassee.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker area with Thurlow Dam & Reservoir in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 26, 2014
3. Marker area with Thurlow Dam & Reservoir in background.
Marker area looking West on State Route 14. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 26, 2014
4. Marker area looking West on State Route 14.
Marker area looking at old armory & factories. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 26, 2014
5. Marker area looking at old armory & factories.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 83 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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