“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tuscaloosa County, AL (165) Bibb County, AL (17) Fayette County, AL (4) Greene County, AL (12) Hale County, AL (27) Jefferson County, AL (365) Pickens County, AL (18) Walker County, AL (12)  TuscaloosaCounty(165) Tuscaloosa County (165)  BibbCounty(17) Bibb County (17)  FayetteCounty(4) Fayette County (4)  GreeneCounty(12) Greene County (12)  HaleCounty(27) Hale County (27)  JeffersonCounty(365) Jefferson County (365)  PickensCounty(18) Pickens County (18)  WalkerCounty(12) Walker County (12)
Tuscaloosa is the county seat for Tuscaloosa County
Adjacent to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
      Bibb County (17)  
      Fayette County (4)  
      Greene County (12)  
      Hale County (27)  
      Jefferson County (365)  
      Pickens County (18)  
      Walker County (12)  
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1 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Brookwood — Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church
Church meetings were first held on this site sometime between 1827 and 1832, and oral tradition holds that meetings began in 1831. Named for nearby Big Hurricane Creek, the church was officially constituted in September 1838 by 24 members of . . . Map (db m217153) HM
2 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Coker — Coker Baptist Church
Constituted as Big Creek Baptist Church on July 22, 1820 by Daniel Brown and Thomas Baines (ancestor of President Lyndon B. Johnson) with Phillip May as first pastor, Joseph Barrett and Charles Pate as first deacons. As the third oldest church in . . . Map (db m107529) HM
3 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Coker — Coker Community Cemetery
Coker Community Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical CommissionMap (db m174450) HM
4 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Duncanville — Gilgal Baptist Church
Organized September 1828 with 13 charter members. Joab Pratt, first pastor, served 13 years receiving 324 members, 135 during a revival in October 1834. The church fostered ministry to slaves during its early years. Original church house of . . . Map (db m231527) HM
5 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Duncanville — Gilgal CemeteryTuscaloosa County
Gilgal Cemetery is associated with Gilgal Baptist Church and has a history dating to the early 1840s. The cemetery contains over 200 marked and an unknown number of unmarked burials. Church history states that many babies were buried near the road . . . Map (db m231528) HM
6 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Fosters — Grant's Creek Baptist Church / Fosters, Alabama
Grant's Creek Baptist Church was constituted April 5, 1828, with Rev. Medey White and Robert Marsh (the first pastor) as presbytery. Lewis Stovall was first Church clerk, and James Foster was ordained as the first deacon. The Grant's Creek Sunday . . . Map (db m203600) HM
7 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — "Hot Pot", Ensley Worksca 1920s
Sometimes called a slag ladle or cinder pot, this relic from U.S. Steel's Ensley Works was used as a part of a eight-car train to move slag from the furnaces to the slag dump. A single car could hold up to 15 tons. Pot manufactured at U.S. . . . Map (db m126995) HM
8 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Bagley House
James C. Bagley built this house for his bride, Eunice Williams, in 1856 at Bagley Bend near Pinson in northeast Jefferson County. Bagley joined the Confederate army in 1861 and died that same year in a Shattanooga, Tennessee hospital. He is . . . Map (db m215710) HM
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9 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Belcher House1870
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10 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Bessemer Sewer System
The large 54 inch inside diameter pipe was unearthed in 2001 behind the Woodward Golf Course by Bob Hall and the Jefferson County Environmental Services. It was used by the Bessemer sewer system. (Donated by U.S. Pipe & Foundry Company, 2002)Map (db m107497) HM
11 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Blower HouseRoupes Valley Iron Co. — 1850's —
Built under the supervision of Moses Stroup to supply air blast for Tannerhill Furnace No. 1 (1859), this facility made use of blowing tubs and a large waterwheel. It remained in operation even after Furnace Nos. 2 and 3 were added in 1862 and . . . Map (db m107498) HM
12 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Cane Creek School1923
Successor to the first school built in Jefferson County in 1815, this building - of 1923 origins - served the residents of the Beltona Area until 1960. Purchased in 1963 by the Cane Creek Community Club, it was subsequently donated to Tannerhill . . . Map (db m107503) HM
13 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Charles Jefferson Stewart House1858
Pioneer home of Charles Jefferson Stewart Sr, 1833-1897 and wife Nancy Rachel Mayhan 1839-1910. Relocated from Abercrombie Community Bibb, County, 1986. A successful farmer the Stewarts had 13 children, all born in this house. Donated by Wendell . . . Map (db m107502) HM
14 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Civil War Site 1861-1865
As the border states began to fall, Alabama iron became critical to the survival of the Confederacy. During the last two years of the war, Alabama’s furnaces were producing 70% of the entire southern iron supply. That output invited federal . . . Map (db m36672) HM
15 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Edwards House
For over a century, the Edwards House, with its commanding columned porch, stood as a landmark on U.S. Highway 11 three miles south of Trussville. According to available history, the house was constructed about 1875 by John Meredith Edwards . . . Map (db m215689) HM
16 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Eighth Iowa CavalryCroxton’s Raid
This tablet dedicated to the men of Companies D and I which, along with other detachments, attacked the Tannehill Ironworks March 31, 1865 under the command of Capt. William A. Sutherland, First Brigade, First Division (McCook’s), United States . . . Map (db m36925) HM
17 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Fowler House 
Built near West Blocton, Al in 1860 by Winston Stewart, a local contractor. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler occupied the house from 1928 until their death. Restored as a country School to be a part of the Learning Center in 1978...   Donated by the . . . Map (db m107995) HM
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18 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Gott Cabin
Built as a demonstration cabin by noted Appalachian log cabin builder Peter Gott of Marshall, N.C. as a part of the Alabama Reunion Celebration in 1989; the chimney and porch was taken from the old Ash House(circa 1850). Re-located from . . . Map (db m215693) HM
19 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Nail House
Built by Jules Nail in the Mt. Olive Community of Jefferson County Mr. Nail lived in the house until the 1880's, except for a period of service with the Union Army during the war. Donated by Mack Lee and Thomas Nail... Restored . . . Map (db m107509) HM
20 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Old Country Church1905
This is the old Kimbrell Methodist Church relocated from Kimbrell Community in Jefferson County. After lying idle for 15 years it was donated to the state by J.C. Hassell in 1972. The restoration was made possible through many individual donations . . . Map (db m107504) HM
21 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Peel HouseCir. 1888
Built by Dick Honeycutt   Home of Tincey Peel and son, Ermon Peel from 1920 until death of Ermon in 1984... Donated by U.S. Steel in 1985 and moved to this site...Map (db m107507) HM
22 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Pipe DL & CO 1889
The pipe marked DL & CO 1889 for Dennis Long and Company was unearthed in Cahaba Heights. Dennis Long was a native of Londonderry, Ireland who began the manufacture of cast iron pipe prior to the Civil War in Louisville, Kentucky. Long won and lost . . . Map (db m107495) HM
23 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Roupes Valley Iron CompanyThe Tannehill Furnaces (1859-1865) — Hillman's Bloomery Forge (1830) —
During the Civil War, the Tannehill Furnaces shipped 22 tons of pig iron daily to the Selma Arsenal and Gun Works. Sent by wagon to the railhead at Montevallo, then on the North & South RR to Selma, Tannehill iron went into various castings from . . . Map (db m215701) HM
24 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Tannehill Furnace And Foundry(1829-1865)
2 ½ miles East - the beginning of Steel Industry in this area. Iron Ore, reduced by charcoal, hauled by oxcart, was made into plows, pots, cannon and munitions. State Park- Camping, Nature Trails, Swimming and Fishing Early American . . . Map (db m36927) HM
25 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Tannehill Furnaces
Tannehill Furnaces began as a small forge in 1830. During the War Between the States (1861-1865) these furnaces were a major supplier of iron and munitions for the Confederacy. When partially destroyed by Union troops on March 31, . . . Map (db m36926) HM
26 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Tannehill Ironworks
This important battery of charcoal blast furnaces ranked among the most productive in Alabama during the Civil War. The only three-furnace ironworks in the state during the war years, it was capable of producing 22 tons of pig iron a day for the . . . Map (db m36209) HM
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27 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Tannehill Ironworks(1829-1865)
Established 1829 with forge built on Roupes Creek (one mile south) by Daniel Hillman. First blast furnace built on site in 1850's by Moses Stroup. Two other furnaces erected in 1863 by William Sanders to provide iron for Confederate Arsenal at . . . Map (db m215686) HM
28 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Collins House1834
Built in the late 1870s near Vernon, Alabama by Edward Francis Collins. Logs were cut from timber on the family farm and hand hewed. The house remained in the Collins family until it was moved to this site in the spring of 1984. It was . . . Map (db m107501) HM
29 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Crocker House1870
Pioneer home of George W. Crocker, a farmer and guard at Old Flat Top Prison in northeast Jefferson County. He married Nancy Jane Bagley, daughter of the builder of the Bagley House also located in this park. This cabin built in 1870, was saved . . . Map (db m215691) HM
30 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Dunkin House1870
Pioneer cabin built by Harold T. Dunkin near Sprott, in Perry County. Partially constructed from an old school house structure. Given to Tannehill Park in 1973 by Mr. Dunkin's descendants.Map (db m215692) HM
31 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Hogan House1834
Pioneer home of Archibald Hogan, Bibb County planter from Bibbville, Alabama. Donated for historic preservation by Mr. E.J. Martin. Mr. Hogan (1810-1879) & wife, Jane Caffee (1818-1887), buried at Caffee Junction.Map (db m215687) HM
32 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Marchant House
Pioneer home of Rev. Harry Marchant, a Methodist minister who migrated here from England. A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones of Tuscaloosa. Relocated from Coaling to Tannehill State Park in 1971.Map (db m215703) HM
33 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Stamps Cabin1890
This rustic cabin was built for Mr. and Mrs. Troy Stamps of Bessemer, Ala., the first resident care takers of Tannehill Historical State Park, shortly after area was declared a state historic district by the state legislature in 1969. Parts of . . . Map (db m215690) HM
34 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Stewart House1877
Boyhood home of N.E. Stewart, Alabama state representative, poor keeper for the state House of Representatives. Member of Bibb County Commission, Bibb County Road Commissioner, and member of county board of education. A 59-year career of . . . Map (db m215694) HM
35 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — The Thompson House
Built near Eoline, Bibb County on an original land grant signed by President Andrew Jackson. A gift to Tannehill by B. Carter Thompson in 1974. The kitchen was separated from the main structure by a board walk. Original home of Mr. & Mrs. . . . Map (db m215688) HM
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36 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Woodward Post Office 
This was built by Woodward Iron company 1915. Donated for restoration by the Meade Corporation in 1978.Map (db m107505) HM
37 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Bethel Presbyterian Church
Originally organized (1818) as Bethel Baptist Church by three ministers – Nathan Roberts, James Baines and Thomas Baines – at home of Jeremiah Jeffrey near falls of Black Warrior River. Log building erected at this site (1822) as first church house. . . . Map (db m217155) HM
38 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River
(Front):Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge3 April 1865 - Brig Gen John T. Croxton’s Cavalry Brigade departed camp at Johnson’s Ferry (Old Lock 17 area) to the Watermelon Road ending in Northport. As the Union troops entered Northport, the . . . Map (db m35679) HM
39 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church
Organized 1847 as first and only Methodist Protestant Church established in Tuskaloosa Co. On this site were first two structures used by Jennings Chapel. The first, a log house built circa 1850 and a clapboard building erected November 1890. Brick . . . Map (db m217157) HM
40 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Northport Baptist Church
Organized 1838 with 41 charter members. The first minister was Rev. A. K. Atkins. First deacons were J. S. Reynolds, A. R. Pool and N. Lloyd. Originally named North Tuscaloosa Baptist; changed 1854, to Northport Baptist. A wooden structure erected . . . Map (db m217161) HM
41 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Northport First United Methodist Church
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42 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Shirley Place
James Shirley built this raised cottage in 1838, using Federal and Greek Revival detailing. Constructed of local handmade brick, it was home for him, his wife, Mary Ann Christian Shirley, and his mother, Elizabeth Shirley. James was town surveyor in . . . Map (db m35384) HM
43 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Wilson-Clements House
This one story brick cottage was built ca. 1837 for the Benjamin S. Wilson family. Its overall form – a gabled main block with the rear slope of the roof extending over shed rooms at the back – is typical of smaller Tuscaloosa and Northport houses . . . Map (db m217158) HM
44 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Ralph — Bethel Baptist ChurchRalph, Alabama
Organized May 10, 1834, as Buck Creek Baptist Church. Presiding Clergy: Robert Marsh, Mede White, Thomas Norris and Job Wilson. Building erected in 1836 and renamed Bethel Baptist Church. Larger structure erected 1907. Destroyed by lightning . . . Map (db m203601) HM
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45 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Romulus — Romulus, Alabama
Romulus was found on the Bradford Maps in 1835 and 1938, making it one of the oldest communities in Tuscaloosa County. Population in 1880 was almost 700, in 1900 almost 800. The name was believed to be taken from Romulus and Remus, twin brothers in . . . Map (db m203597) HM
46 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Romulus — Running Skirmish at Romulus
5 April 1865 – Croxton's brigade left Northport by way of the (old) Columbus Road to Coker, then camped for the night on the old Eutaw Road toward Romulus. Confederate Gen Wirt Adams's 1500-man cavalry brigade, traveling from Columbus Miss. to . . . Map (db m203584) HM
47 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — “The Indian Fires Are Going Out”
The Trail of Tears led thousands of Creek Indians through Tuscaloosa, capital of Alabama in 1836. Chief Eufaula addressed the legislature with these words: "I come here, brothers, to see the great house of Alabama and the men who make laws and . . . Map (db m119308) HM
48 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — 1887: The Beginnings of Modern TuscaloosaCity of Tuscaloosa
After the devastation of the Civil War and nearly 20 years of decline, Mayor William Carlos Jemison and other civic leaders energetically promoted a “New South” vision of a community that would prosper through hard work, trade, industrial . . . Map (db m217187) HM
49 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — African-American Business DistrictCity of Tuscaloosa
Near this park, primarily along 23rd Avenue and 6th and 7th Streets, an African-American business district thrived for much of the 20th Century. Black entrepreneurs and professionals developed scores of businesses and services that were restricted . . . Map (db m217190) HM
50 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Alabama Central Female College
After the seat of government was moved to Montgomery in 1847, the Tuscaloosa Capitol and its furnishings were deeded to the University of Alabama to be used for educational purposes. In 1857, the University Board of Trustees leased the building . . . Map (db m29064) HM
51 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa
Early on the morning of 4 April 1865, Union Gen John T. Croxton's Cavalry Brigade of 1500 veteran troopers entered the town after fighting the home guard and capturing the covered bridge connecting Northport and Tuscaloosa across the Warrior River. . . . Map (db m25383) HM
52 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Alpha Delta PiOrganized May 15, 1851 — ETA Chapter March 21, 1907 —
Alpha Delta Pi, the first college secret sisterhood, was organized at Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Georgia, the first women's college to grant academic degrees. Originally identified as Adelpheans, the group had three thousand alumnae and sixty . . . Map (db m28783) HM
53 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Amelia Gayle Gorgas1826-1913
Daughter of John Gayle, Governor of Alabama. Wife of Josiah Gorgas, Brigadier General, C. S. A. Mother of William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General, U. S. A. Untiring nurse in Confederate Hospitals, 1861-1865. First Historian Alabama Division, . . . Map (db m33653) HM
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54 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Answering the Call to DutyCity of Tuscaloosa
From the Revolution to the War on Terror, Tuscaloosans have served in the armed forces and made civilian contributions. In World Wars I and I thousands of area citizens served and 247 gave their lives. Local industries produced essential war . . . Map (db m217189) HM WM
55 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — April 2011 Tornado OutbreakCity of Tuscaloosa
In April 2011, one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in the history of Alabama left an unprecedented path of destruction through the City of Tuscaloosa. On the street corners and in the neighborhoods, thousands of citizens transformed . . . Map (db m217166) HM
56 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Arthur P. BagbyGovernor 1837 - 1841
He inherited the financial woes brought on by the collapse of the "Flush Times". Despite chaotic banking conditions during the Panic of 1837, chancery courts and a penitentiary system were both created, and Alabama settled its boundary dispute with . . . Map (db m29030) HM
57 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Autherine Lucy Foster
First African American to enroll at the University of Alabama following successful litigation under the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. She began classes on February 3, 1956; however, after three days of tumultuous demonstrations, . . . Map (db m108342) HM
58 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — B.B. Comer Hall, 1908
Named for Braxton Bragg Comer (1848-1927), Governor of Alabama (1907-1911). As a member of the University's Corp of Cadets in 1865, Comer witnessed the burning of the campus by Federal troops. Later, as Governor, he strongly supported education . . . Map (db m29121) HM
59 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Engine: Lycoming T-53-L13 single turbine Type: Utility Length: 41’ - 10.5’ Gross weight: 9,500 lbs Cruise speed: 127 mph Range: 318 miles Crew: 3 Armament: two M-60D 7.62 mm door mounted machine guns . . . Map (db m35480) HM
60 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Benjamin FitzpatrickGovernor 1841 - 1845
He oversaw the closing of the unstable State Bank. In 1845 the legislature amended the constitution to allow the removal of the capital from Tuscaloosa. The growing wealth and population of the Black Belt brought the seat of government to Montgomery.Map (db m29033) HM
61 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Organized in 1881 with Rev. Delaware Jackson first pastor. Building at Fifth St., now University Boulevard, near Sixth Ave., East. Another site purchased August 1, 1903, and building erected on Sixth Ave., East, at Eleventh St. during pastorate of . . . Map (db m203583) HM
62 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church
Oldest existing Black Presbyterian Church in Alabama. Organized by Dr. Charles A. Stillman as Salem Church in December, 1880. First church building erected 9th Street and 30th Avenue in 1882. First pastors were Reverend B. M. Wilkinson (1889-90) and . . . Map (db m40390) HM
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63 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Brown's Dollar Store
Abe Brown established Brown’s Dollar Store in 1898 & moved to this site in 1906. He built this building in 1926. The business became Brown’s Department Store & continued on this site until 1978. Plaque erected by Heritage Commission of . . . Map (db m156515) HM
64 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bryce Hospital
Alabama state hospitals inspired by Dorothea Dix in 1849. Opened 1861. Peter Bryce, J. T. Searcy and W. D. Partlow were the superintendents during the next 87 years.Map (db m40480) HM
65 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2
One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery was established in 1922 and was closed for burials in 1953. It contains approximately 1550 burials mostly marked with . . . Map (db m40449) HM
66 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Burns’ Shoals
The remains of Burns' Shoals now lie nearly 40 feet underwater. This rock outcropping was the first of the shoals known as the "Falls of Tuscaloosa" and represents the "Fall Line" or contact point of the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Plateau, . . . Map (db m28904) HM
67 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Calvary Baptist Church
Organized January 1, 1911, 77 of its 79 charter members came from the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. The church was originally named Sage A. Monnish Memorial Baptist Church in memory of the son of charter member F.W Monnish, who donated the lot . . . Map (db m203543) HM
68 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — 1 — Capitol ParkTuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail
As you look at the ruins of the former Alabama State Capitol, it may be difficult to realize that the building stood at the center of debates over freedom and liberty. Until the end of the Civil War, Alabama and Tuscaloosa were centers of . . . Map (db m144856) HM
69 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Captain Benjamin F. Eddins
Born in South Carolina in 1813, Benjamin Farrar Eddins raised and led a company of volunteers that served in the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment. Retired due to ill health, he returned to lead the Home Guards, a militia made up of old men and . . . Map (db m28908) HM
70 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Castle Hill - Daly Bottom Community
In 1883 the Castle Hill Real Estate and Manufacturing Company began the first eastern expansion of the original 1821 Tuscaloosa city limits. Hoping to stimulate development in the area, the company created a popular amusement park centered around . . . Map (db m35467) HM
71 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Chabannes - Sealy House
The Chabannes - Sealy House was built in 1847 by Hollis C. Kidder. The house passed through several owners until it was sold in 1920 to Julia Nuzon Morris. Her daughter, Julia Morris, married Norbert Chabannes. That family lived here until the house . . . Map (db m35323) HM
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72 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Christ Episcopal ChurchOrganized January 7, 1828
The second oldest Episcopal Church in Alabama. Construction begun 1829, completed 1830 at cost of $1700. Enlarged and remodeled in 1880 from original Greek Revival design to present Gothic lines. First pews sold to highest bidder; made free in 1849. . . . Map (db m40419) HM
73 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Clement Comer ClayGovernor 1835 - 1837
He served during Alabama's years of great prosperity known as the "Flush Times." With the economy booming, the legislature abolished all state taxes.Map (db m29029) HM
74 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Delta Kappa Epsilon
marker Front: Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity first Greek letter fraternity at The University of Alabama. Organized by Louis J. DuPre, chapter installed June 20, 1847. First members initiated at Indian Queen Hotel by Charles . . . Map (db m30676) HM
75 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Denny Chimes
This bell tower, an enduring symbol of Alabama's first university, was erected in honor of President George H. Denny, under whose leadership (1911 to 1936) The University of Alabama gained national prominence. Conceived by Jerome M. Britchey and . . . Map (db m29610) HM
76 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Druid City Hospital School Of Nursing
Constructed in 1923 through gift of J. T. Horne, this building occupied by Druid City Hospital School of Nursing from 1923 to 1947. Used by University of Alabama from 1951 to 1954 to house first state supported collegiate school of nursing in . . . Map (db m29608) HM
77 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery began as family plots for Tuscaloosa citizens in the mid-nineteenth century. An 1857 letter to the editor In the Tuscaloosa Independent Monitor described citizens' growing frustration with the maintenance of Greenwood . . . Map (db m203536) HM
78 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — First African Baptist ChurchTuscaloosa, Alabama
Organized November 1866, with 144 members. The Rev. Prince Murrell, first pastor, served until 1885. A church building located at corner of 4th Street and 24th Avenue was purchased and became place of worship during pastorate of the Rev. James . . . Map (db m40408) HM
79 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — 16 — First African Baptist ChurchTuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail
First African Baptist Church played a central role in the fight for civil rights in Tuscaloosa because it was the home church of Rev. T. Y. Rogers, Jr., the most important local leader in the movement, and the primary site for mass protest . . . Map (db m144855) HM
80 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — First Baptist Church
Organized 1818, oldest church in Tuscaloosa County. First building was of logs. A brick structure completed 1830 and larger one at this site 1884. Educational building erected 1924 and present sanctuary 1958. Sunday School organized here 1830. . . . Map (db m35343) HM
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81 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — First Papermaking In Alabama
Gulf States Paper Corporation (3/4 mile Northeast) began production in April 1929 to introduce the modern pulp and paper industry to Alabama. Based on the state's fast-growing forests, paper became a major Alabama industry. The Tuskaloosa . . . Map (db m40448) HM
82 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — First Presbyterian ChurchTuscaloosa
Organized 1820. Moved to this site 1830. Present structure erected 1921. Under the leadership of Dr. Charles A. Stillman, (Minister, 1869-1895) it sponsored the founding of Stillman College in 1876. Its bell was the subject of a poem by . . . Map (db m35364) HM
83 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — French 75 Millimeter Feldhase
This 1916 gun was used by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I as part of a horse drawn caisson. During the war, American forces were loaned guns, planes, and other equipment from the French arsenal. This gun was moved to Veterans . . . Map (db m35506) HM
84 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Gabriel MooreGovernor 1829 - 1831
During his term our state moved from frontier to urbanity. The University of Alabama was officially opened. Construction was begun on our first canals and railroads, supplementing existing steamboats and unpaved roads. The Choctaws exchanged their . . . Map (db m29023) HM
85 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Gorgas House
Built 1829 as University dining hall. Remodeled as a residence 1840. Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953 (Reverse): Preserved as a memorial to: General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883) Chief of Ordnance, C. S. A. 1861-1865 . . . Map (db m29301) HM
86 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Greenwood Cemetery
Laid out in the original city plan, Greenwood is Tuscaloosa’ oldest surviving cemetery. It has been in continuous use since prior to 1820. The earliest marked grave is dated 1821. Some of the ornate marble markers located in Greenwood were . . . Map (db m40392) HM
87 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa
5 inch / 25 caliber “Dual Purpose” secondary artillery gun The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920’s, its purpose was for both . . . Map (db m35507) HM
88 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Historic Site
Tuscaloosa’s oldest house, The McGuire-Strickland, was built on this site ca. 1820; first occupant, Moses McGuire, Tuscaloosa County’s first Probate Judge, State Representative 1845; sold to Dr. Rueben Searcy 1849; to the Presbyterian Church 1851 as . . . Map (db m35375) HM
89 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Home of Hudson & Therese Strode
Dr. Hudson Strode (1892-1976) – author, scholar, teacher and world traveler – and his beloved wife, Therese (1900-1986) lived here from 1941 until their deaths. Professor of English at the University of Alabama (1916-1961): he was renowned for his . . . Map (db m203509) HM
90 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Honor Roll of Soldiers and Patriotsof the American Revolution — 1775       1783 —
who came to Tuscaloosa County Alabama Robert Aiken • Isaac Jaudon Samuel Baker • Reuben Jones William Binion • Thomas Keates, Sr. Benjamin Blackburn • Daniel Lookingbill Benjamin Bruton • John Madison Thomas Clarke • Samuel . . . Map (db m144863) WM
91 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Hopewell Baptist Church
Constituted October 22, 1830 under leadership of Thomas Baines, Medley White and Robert Marsh of Ebenezer (First) Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. Robert Marsh served as first pastor 1830-1833. John Meek was first minister ordained December 23, . . . Map (db m203532) HM
92 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Horace King
Born a slave in South Carolina in 1807, Horace King became a master bridge builder while working with John Godwin. With the aid of Tuscaloosan Robert Jemison, King was freed by act of the Alabama legislature in 1846. He went on to build many bridges . . . Map (db m28913) HM
93 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — 18 — Howard-Linton BarbershopTuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail
In September 1952, Autherine Lucy's application to the University of Alabama was accepted. When she arrived on campus and the university officials discovered that she was African-American, they denied her admission. In 1955, following . . . Map (db m144853) HM
94 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Hugh McVayGovernor 1837
As president of the state senate, he became governor when Clay resigned to succeed Gabriel Moore in the U. S. Senate. He remained in office for only four months.Map (db m29031) HM
95 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Hunter's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Organized 1866, the first Black Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. First house of worship, a rented building, was located where Denny Stadium now stands. First structure built by the church completed 1878. Present structure erected 1881, exterior brick . . . Map (db m203547) HM
96 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Into The Twenty-First CenturyCity of Tuscaloosa
In the early 1970s, Tuscaloosa's economy began to decline. Some longstanding industries closed and unemployment became dangerously high as the area slipped into recession. Several entities, notably the City of Tuscaloosa, the West Alabama Chamber . . . Map (db m217164) HM
97 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — John GayleGovernor 1831 - 1835
He extended state laws into Indian lands and actively encouraged illegal white settlement there. A treaty with the Creek Indians in 1832 forced them to leave the state and resulted in nine new counties in east Alabama. Their "Trail of Tears" took . . . Map (db m29028) HM
98 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — John MurphyGovernor 1825 - 1829
He initiated construction of the Capitol, the University of Alabama, and the State Bank. The legislature passed laws, known as slave codes, to severely restrict the rights of slaves, while citizens began to press for the removal of Alabama's . . . Map (db m29020) HM
99 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Joshua L. MartinGovernor 1845 - 1847
He presided over the transfer of the capital from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery in 1847. When the United States invaded Mexico Alabamians readily joined to fight, just as they would in 1861.Map (db m29034) HM
100 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Kappa Delta
Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta first national Greek letter sorority at the University of Alabama Chapter installed March 12, 1904. First members initiated in the Sigma Nu Hall by Katherine Lovejoy of Theta Chapter at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. . . . Map (db m28782) HM

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