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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gadsden, Alabama

Clickable Map of Etowah 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> Etowah County, AL (37) Blount County, AL (19) Calhoun County, AL (138) Cherokee County, AL (46) DeKalb County, AL (34) Marshall County, AL (42) St. Clair County, AL (26)  EtowahCounty(37) Etowah County (37)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  CalhounCounty(138) Calhoun County (138)  CherokeeCounty(46) Cherokee County (46)  DeKalbCounty(34) DeKalb County (34)  MarshallCounty(42) Marshall County (42)  St.ClairCounty(26) St. Clair County (26)
Gadsden is the county seat for Etowah County
Gadsden is in Etowah County
      Etowah County (37)  
      Blount County (19)  
      Calhoun County (138)  
      Cherokee County (46)  
      DeKalb County (34)  
      Marshall County (42)  
      St. Clair County (26)  
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1 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Alabama City World War II Veterans Monument
1941     1945 This plaque dedicated to and erected in honor of The men and women of Alabama City Alabama who devotedly served their country during World War IIMap (db m156366) WM
2 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Alabama City, Alabama
During the year of 1890, Capt. James M. Elliott, Jr., the famed riverboat captain and industrialist, began to draw up plans for a new town about two miles west of Gadsden. Elliott's dream was to develop the town as an industrial center and . . . Map (db m156368) HM
3 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Colonel Hood House
This stately Classic Revival house, built c. 1904, was the residence of Colonel Oliver Roland Hood (1867-1951), eminent Gadsden attorney and civic leader. Colonel Hood was one of the three incorporators of Alabama Power Company in 1906 and author of . . . Map (db m83732) HM
4 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Congregation Beth Israel“Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself" - Leviticus 19: 18
A religious school was organized in the Nadler home for the children of 10 Jewish families in 1903. From these roots came the first formal worship service in 1908. The cornerstone for the sanctuary was laid on March 8, 1922 with both Jewish and . . . Map (db m51208) HM
5 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Dwight Mill Village
Dwight Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts selected this site in Alabama City for a cotton mill in 1894. The Mill and the village covering 240 acres was constructed under the direction of Howard Gardner Nichols. There were 160 . . . Map (db m18575) HM
6 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Eleventh Street School
The Eleventh Street School, built in 1907, was one of the earliest elementary schools in Gadsden. It is the only local surviving school building of that era. This two-story red brick structure has solid masonry exterior walls and an entrance which . . . Map (db m83734) HM
7 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Emma SansomMay 2, 1863
Here girl heroine led Forrest’s (CSA) men across Black Creek on way to capture Streight’s (USA) raiders. This saved the railroad supplying Confederate Army of Tennessee.Map (db m39131) HM
8 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Emma Sansom
Here on the morning of May 2, 1863 Emma Sansom braved the fire of Colonel Streight’s sharpshooters as she guided General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his gallant cavalrymen to the ford at this spot where they crossed Black Creek, at that time a raging . . . Map (db m39340) HM
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9 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Emma Sansom Monument
In memory of the Gadsden Alabama girl heroine Emma Sansom, who when the bridge across Black Creek had been burned by the enemy, mounted behind Gen. Forest and showed him a ford where his command crossed. He pursued and captured that enemy and . . . Map (db m12297) HM
10 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Etowah County War Memorial
World War I Ables, Crawford Aderholt, Carl Atwood, Joe I. Bagley, Hugh Battles, Fred Benton, Edwin J. Berry, C. Birchfield, Sam Brewster, Everett Buffington, Hugh G. Bullard, Leo Campbell, Earl C. Cason, Floyd . . . Map (db m53844) WM
11 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Etowah County, Alabama
Created by state legislature on December 1, 1868 from territory taken from Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, Blount, St. Clair and Calhoun Counties, having originally been formed December 7, 1866 as Baine County in honor of Confederate hero David W. . . . Map (db m83735) HM
12 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Amphitheater
Through the efforts of local citizens, Benny Dean and Floyd Beddingfield, the City of Gadsden obtained this facility from American Legion Post Number 5 in 1985. Built in 1935, the amphitheater seats 1600 persons. Designed by local architect, Paul W. . . . Map (db m83736) HM
13 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre(Legion Park Bowl)
Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating about 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the . . . Map (db m39140) HM
14 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Times-News Building
This Italianate brick commercial structure with a cast-iron storefront on the first floor is significant for its 24 year association with Gadsden’s principal newspaper. It was constructed in 1904 to house The Gadsden Times-News, which was . . . Map (db m39217) HM
15 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden, Alabama
Side A: In the early 1840’s, John S. Moragne, along with Gabriel and Joseph Hughes, began surveying for a city on the banks of the Coosa River near the settlement of Double Springs. The new city would be located on 120 acres of land at the . . . Map (db m39139) HM
16 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gunn-Bellenger House
Built in 1886 for Edward Tracy Hollingsworth, a prominent merchant and banker, this two-story Victorian - style house with mansard roof is one of the few surviving examples of late-nineteenth century architecture in Gadsden. The original complex . . . Map (db m39134) HM
17 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — John H. Wisdom
His courageous ride of warning from Gadsden to Rome, Ga. on May 2, 1863 is unsurpassed in history.Map (db m39218) HM
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18 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Bunk RichardsonCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America. Thousands of Black people were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism intended to intimidate . . . Map (db m116817) HM
19 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Paul Harvey Loyalty Day
On Loyalty Day this 30th day of April, 1967, we do pay honor and tribute to a great American - Paul Harvey - a man who has contributed much toward making this nation and especially Gadsden a better place to live. We salute a true champion of . . . Map (db m83737) HM
20 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity
On January 25, 1925 the Sisters acquired the 25 - bed Gadsden General Hospital on Chestnut Street and renamed it Holy Name of Jesus Hospital. The Hospital grew under the leadership of the Founders, Father Thomas A. Judge, C. M. and Mother Mary . . . Map (db m39141) HM
21 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Southern Hill CemeteryEtowah County
Established in 1826 as "The Colored Cemetery," this site is the first and largest African-American cemetery in Gadsden. In 1918, the Mosaic Templars of America, a fraternal organization who provided African Americans with death and burial . . . Map (db m167227) HM
22 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — The Legend Of Noccalula
White settlers in the hills of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina pushed the Cherokee Indian tribes into North Alabama. The Cherokee in turn encroached upon Creek Territory. There were sporadic battles between the . . . Map (db m83738) HM
23 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church
The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church was organized on this site in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Gadsden, Alabama November 16, 1870 Bishop Robert Paine, presiding The Centennial Convocation of the Conference . . . Map (db m83739) HM
24 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Turkey Town MonumentChief Turkey-Turkey Town Valley Expedition-May We Never Forget
The surrounding area and this well was part of Turkey’s Town, once a capital of the proud Cherokee Nation. Chief Turkey was the principal chief during the late 1700’s. On October 25, 1864, the Turkey Town Valley Expedition of the XV Corps Union . . . Map (db m83740) HM
25 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.)1860-1935
This is the site of the family home of Gadsden native General William Luther Sibert who played a major role in the construction of the Panama Canal. While serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was appointed chief engineer for the Atlantic . . . Map (db m39253) HM
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Dec. 9, 2023