“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 Huntsville, Alabama

Clickable Map of Madison 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> Madison County, AL (226) Jackson County, AL (39) Limestone County, AL (90) Marshall County, AL (42) Morgan County, AL (81) Franklin County, TN (106) Lincoln County, TN (55)  MadisonCounty(226) Madison County (226)  JacksonCounty(39) Jackson County (39)  LimestoneCounty(90) Limestone County (90)  MarshallCounty(42) Marshall County (42)  MorganCounty(81) Morgan County (81)  FranklinCountyTennessee(106) Franklin County (106)  LincolnCounty(55) Lincoln County (55)
Huntsville is the county seat for Madison County
Huntsville is in Madison County
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      Jackson County (39)  
      Limestone County (90)  
      Marshall County (42)  
      Morgan County (81)  
      Franklin County, Tennessee (106)  
      Lincoln County, Tennessee (55)  
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1 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 1959-1975/Vietnam War/Vietnam War
(Side 1) 1959-1975 I am Staff Sergeant Peter Drake in Vietnam. In school we called this place Indochina. I enlisted in the Army out of high school, like the large majority of my fellow infantrymen. We have draftees but the bulk of . . . Map (db m85464) HM WM
2 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Ala. Red-Bellied TurtleSweet Homegrown Alabama — Alabama State Reptile —
The Alabama red-bellied turtle was placed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species List in 1987 and is of the highest conservation concern. Alabama red-bellied turtles live almost exclusively in the fresh and brackish water of the . . . Map (db m144914) HM
3 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood
Before statehood, the Alabama Territory had only limited rights of self government. Between July 5 and August 2, 1819, forty-four delegates from across the Territory convened in Huntsville to draft a constitution for statehood. Lawyers, merchants, . . . Map (db m26592) HM
4 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Andrew Jackson
On this spot, camped his army, October 11, 1813, after marching from Fayetteville, Tenn.,~"32 miles without halting,"~ enroute to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.Map (db m30382) HM
5 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Armstrong • Collins • AldrinLaunched: July 16, 1969 • Landed: July 20, 1969 • Splashdown: July 24, 1969 — "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." —
Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, spoke his famous words as he stepped onto the surface of the Moon. On July 20, 1969, President John F. Kennedy's mandate that America go to the Moon was fulfilled - Apollo 11's lunar module Eagle . . . Map (db m85465) HM
6 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Astronaut FactsU.S. Space & Rocket Center
Of the 355 individuals that flew on NASA's Space Shuttles, 306 were men and 49 were women. Over the course of the program, astronauts from 16 different countries flew Shuttle missions. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when . . . Map (db m247462) HM
7 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Atlantis, OV-104U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Atlantis was named after the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. Atlantis was the fourth operational Shuttle and made its first flight, STS-51J, on Oct. 3, 1985. This Shuttle sent . . . Map (db m247466) HM
8 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Barbary Coast Wars1801 - 1805, 1815
I am Sergeant Michael Dunn of the 1st Marine Battalion. I fought in the First Barbary War, also known as the Tripolitan War, because we battled pirates off the coast of Tripoli. The Mediterranean coast of North Africa had been a hotbed of piracy for . . . Map (db m85488) WM
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9 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Bessie"The Meadow Gold Cow" Reported missing
Bessie, or Elsie, as she was sometimes called, started her life in Huntsville in 1963. Meadow Gold Diaries (sic) mounted her to their advertising billboard that stood at the corner of Memorial Parkway and Governor's Drive. Painted as a . . . Map (db m114570) HM
10 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Birthplace of General Morganthe Rebel Raider
In this house John Hunt Morgan was born June 1, 1825. This dashing cavalry leader of the Confederacy was killed at Greeneville, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1864. This house, built in 1823, was the home, 1849-1949, of the heirs of Stephen Neal, Madison . . . Map (db m32556) HM
11 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Buffalo SoldiersHuntsville, AL
After the Civil War, the future of African-Americans in the United States Army was in doubt. In July 1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalry and four infantry regiments to be made up of African-American soldiers. The mounted . . . Map (db m75092) HM WM
12 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Burritt Museum
Situated on 167 acres of some of the most scenic land in North Alabama, the museum and its grounds contain items of local and national interest. This property was willed to the City of Huntsville in 1955 by Dr. William Henry Burritt . . . Map (db m27876) HM
13 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge
C.B. "Bill" Miller, of Miller and Miller, Inc., had a positive impact in all areas of the transportation industry across the State of Alabama. He has erected bridges, railroads, parks, pedestrian walks, airports, drainage, wastewater facilities, . . . Map (db m54247) HM
14 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Calhoun House
On this site stood the Calhoun House, used as a Federal Courthouse, where desperado Frank James was tried and found not guilty, by jury trial, on April 25, 1884, for robbery of a government payroll near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, March 11, 1881. One of . . . Map (db m27771) HM
15 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Camp Beaty Brahan Spring Park
Brahan Spring Park, formerly Beaty's Spring, was the site of Camp Beaty, the encampment of Andrew Jackson's army of volunteers and militia after their celebrated non-stop march of "32 miles in 5 hours" from Fayetteville, Tennessee on October 11, . . . Map (db m105131) HM
16 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Camp Monte Sano1888 to 1898
Over 200 soldiers were sent from Fort Barancas, Fl. each summer 1888 to 1898 to recuperate from yellow fever and malaria. Approximately 20 acres with a hospital. Joseph Boan, son of Mary and Sgt. Joseph Boan was born at Camp Monte Sano July 1888. . . . Map (db m154274) HM
17 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Central Presbyterian Church
This church which had its origins in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was first mentioned at a meeting of the Presbytery on April 7, 1812. It became known as First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, Alabama. In 1828 the first building . . . Map (db m27782) HM
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18 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Cernan • Evans • SchmittLaunched: December 7, 1972 • Landed: December 11, 1972 • Splashdown: December 19, 1972 — "...America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." —
Commander Gene Cernan spoke these words as the last man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 17 was the final Apollo mission and the crowning achievement of the entire Apollo program. The mission set numerous Apollo program records: the longest mission, . . . Map (db m85489) HM
19 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — CH-47D Chinook Helicopter
Heavy-lift Transporter Known as the workhorse of the U.S. Army, the Boeing Chinook is a tandem-rotor, heavy-lift transport helicopter designed to move personnel, supplies, and equipment in support of combat operations. Secondary missions . . . Map (db m247205) HM
20 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Church Street Community
Throughout much of the twentieth century, Church Street was the heart of a vibrant black community, filled with movement, color, and sound. Those who lived, worked, or visited there described it as "an experience." The area was a bustling . . . Map (db m154264) HM
21 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Civil War(War Between the States) — 1861-1865 —
I am Private Patrick O’Hara of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Before the war I was a fisherman working on a boat out of Bar Harbor, Maine. I didn’t volunteer for the Army until well into the second year of the war because it was way . . . Map (db m85490) WM
22 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Civilian Conservation Corps(C. C. C.) Camp — 1935~1940 —
This rock entrance is all that remains of Camp Ala. SP-16, 3486 and Camp Ala. TVA-7, 3483 which were built here due to available water. They were part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's conservation projects. When WW II started the men enlisted . . . Map (db m55607) HM
23 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Colbert Fossil Plant
Tandem-Compound Turbine Rotor This turbine rotor was installed in 1954 at TVA's Colbert Fossil Plant near Tuscumbia, Alabama. For almost 60 years, high-pressure steam turned the rotor to generate electricity to power Tennessee Valley homes. . . . Map (db m247203) HM
24 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Cold War-Global 1945-/ Cold War-Germany 1945-1990
(side 1) Cold War-Global 1945- I am Petty Officer Richard Williamson, Jr. I am proud that my dad served on the first nuclear powered fast attack submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) which set all kinds of records in the 1950s . . . Map (db m85491) HM WM
25 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct
Make no mistake - our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen have committed their lives to defending freedom and our American way of life. The Soldier’s Oath "I, (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support . . . Map (db m71403) WM
26 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Confederate Monument
Erected on November 21, 1905, a handsome monument was dedicated to the Confederate dead by the Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter #1107 United Daughters of the Confederacy of Huntsville, and was unveiled with proper ceremonies in which many veterans of . . . Map (db m27784) HM
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27 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Conrad • Gordon • BeanLaunched: November 14, 1969 • Landed: November 19, 1969 • Splashdown: November 24, 1969 — "I see the Surveyor! I see the Surveyor!" —
Command module pilot Richard Gordon assured Pete Conrad, lunar module commander, that his landing was right on target. Apollo 12 stands out as the first of the Moon flights to achieve a pinpoint landing. Despite a rocky start caused by . . . Map (db m85492) HM
28 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Constitution Hall
Site of Alabama's first constitutional convention, which began in July of 1819. 44 delegates met, debated, and authored the document which enabled Alabama to become the 22nd state admitted to the Union. Restoration Partner PPG . . . Map (db m154267) HM
29 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Cosmic Apple TreeDedication Date: October 9, 2009 — Boeing —
Alabama Astronaut Joe F. Edwards flew the seeds that formed this tree aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor (OV-105). Launched on January 22, 1998, the seeds traveled with Edwards over 3.6 million miles. After 8 days, 19 hours, and 48 minutes of . . . Map (db m247204) HM
30 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Dallas (Optimist) Park / (Dallas) Optimist Park
Dallas (Optimist) Park 1928-1949 Built in 1928, Dallas Park served as the baseball field for the Dallas Mill teams coached by H.E. "Hub” Myhand, who came to Huntsville in 1927 as physical director for Dallas Manufacturing Co. Until the . . . Map (db m154279) HM
31 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Dallas Mills and Village / Rison School
Dallas Mills and Village 1892-1949 Chartered in 1890 by T. B. Dallas, Dallas Mills began operation in 1892 as Alabama's largest cotton mill, manufacturing sheeting. The mill village extended from Oakwood Ave. South to O'Shaughnessy Ave., and . . . Map (db m154280) HM
32 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — David Peter Lewis24th Governor of Alabama — 1872 - 1874 —
Alabama Circuit JudgeMap (db m235548) HM
33 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Discovery, OV-103U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Discovery was named after one of the two ships used by the British explorer Captain James Cook when he discovered Hawaii and explored Alaska and northwestern Canada in the 1770s. Discovery was the third operational Shuttle and made its third . . . Map (db m247460) HM
34 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Early Settlers CemeteryMadison County
This unmarked cemetery site was discovered during the relocation of a section of Meridianville Bottom Road in July 2012. Though no marked graves are present, this might be a family graveyard associated with the early settlers of Madison County. . . . Map (db m154283) HM
35 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Erected in 1835This building has since been occupied by
The First National Bank of Huntsville and its predecessors: The National Bank of Huntsville 1865-1889. The Northern Bank of Alabama 1852-1865 (Operation suspended 1863-1865) The Branch of the State Bank of Huntsville 1833-1852 . . . Map (db m27852) HM
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36 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — ETO 1939-1945/PTO 1941-1945
ETO 1939-1945 I am US Army Air Force Sergeant Joe Makowski. I first served in North Africa and Italy as a B-17 Flying Fortress crewmember in the 99th Bomber Group, Twelfth Air Force. After completing 52 missions with the 99th, I could have . . . Map (db m85493) HM WM
37 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — External TankLiquid Propellent Supply for Space Shuttle Main Engines
The tank exhibited at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center is real. It was delivered to NASA in 1977 it was the first ever built for the shuttle program. The tank was used in the Space Shuttle Main Engine test program at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in . . . Map (db m98216) HM
38 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Fifth Avenue SchoolSite of Alabama's First Public School Integration
Opened in 1944, the Fifth Avenue School became the focal point for major educational change on September 9, 1963, when Sonnie Hereford IV became the first African-American student to integrate public schools in Alabama. Following a lengthy court . . . Map (db m55722) HM
39 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — First Bank In AlabamaPlanters And Merchants Bank of Huntsville — Housed on this site in brick building —
Housed on this site in brick building 44 ft. x 54 ft Chartered by Mississippi Territorial Legislature December 11, 1816 Commenced operations October 17, 1817, shortly thereafter made depository for Huntsville Federal Land Office funds. . . . Map (db m27785) HM
40 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — First Baptist Church Huntsville, Alabama
Oldest Baptist Church (Missionary) in Alabama organized June 3, 1809 as the West Fork of Flint River Church. Presiding Clergy: John Canterbury, John McCutchen and John Nicholson. Renamed Enon Church and called John Canterbury as 1st pastor . . . Map (db m30378) HM
41 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 168 — First Presbyterian ChurchHuntsville, Alabama — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Organized June 15, 1818 by the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, D.D. One of the state’s oldest Presbyterian churches. This site was selected for the first church building, dedicated on Oct. 13, 1822. The second and present, sanctuary was dedicated on May . . . Map (db m121846) HM
42 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Five Points Historic DistrictEstablished October 28, 1999
Part of the 1892 East Huntsville Addition created by local businessmen to revitalize Huntsville and attract industry in the post-Reconstruction period. Many streets recall those individuals - Pratt, Wellman, Ward, and Wells. Huntsville's first . . . Map (db m44597) HM
43 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Flight Span 30 YearsU.S. Space & Rocket Center
The Space Shuttle, officially called the Space Transportation System (STS) began its flight career on April 12, 1981, with the launch of Columbia from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis flew the final . . . Map (db m247647) HM
44 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Formation of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
On September 8, 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower formally dedicated the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a new field installation of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) organization that had . . . Map (db m50147) HM
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45 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Glenwood Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery replaced the original slave cemetery, known as "Georgia,” which had been established in 1818 and located north of the present Huntsville Hospital. Glenwood Cemetery was established in 1870 by the City of Huntsville following . . . Map (db m154245) HM
46 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Global War on TerrorismHuntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
The Global War on Terrorism and Afghanistan War commenced on 11 September 2001, after Islamic terrorists hijacked and deliberately crashed four airliners in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. The following month, American air and . . . Map (db m85494) WM
47 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Goldsmith-Schiffman Field
On January 25, 1934, Oscar Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Annie Schiffman Goldsmith, Robert L. Schiffman, and Strauss Schiffman gave this property to the City of Huntsville for an athletic field. The gift was in memory of Betty Bernstein . . . Map (db m130148) HM
48 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Grissom • White • ChaffeeDate of Incident: January 27, 1967 • Intended Launch Date: February 21, 1967 — "Fire in the Cockpit!" —
These were among the last words from Apollo 1. On January 27, 1967, the first scheduled Apollo flight, Apollo/Saturn 204, was undergoing routine launch pad tests. Soon after the crew was sealed inside the command module, a deadly fire exploded . . . Map (db m85495) HM
49 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Gulf War-1991/War on Terrorism
(side 1) Gulf War-1991 I am Nathan Oscar Pardner, a M1A1 Tank Gunner. I came into the Army in 1988 after a year in Junior College. I was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 33rd Armor of the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. I qualified . . . Map (db m85531) HM WM
50 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Harris Hill Cemetery
Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of . . . Map (db m43878) HM
51 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Harrison Brothers HardwareEstablished 1879
Harrison Brothers, the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama, was founded in 1879 when James B. Daniel and T. Harrison opened a tobacco shop on Jefferson Street. In 1897 they purchased this building on South Side Square and expanded into the . . . Map (db m27791) HM
52 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Helion Lodge No. 1
First Masonic Lodge in Alabama. Chartered Aug. 29, 1811, under the Masonic Jurisdiction of Kentucky. Original building on this site erected in 1820.Map (db m37907) HM
53 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Hermes Guided Missile
First American-made guided missile put on public display. First showing was May 14, 1953 at Huntsville, home of the world's largest rocket and guided missile research and development center, Redstone Arsenal.Map (db m34957) HM
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54 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano
(Front):Historic Viduta "Viduta"-derived from Spanish "vida" meaning "life" In a time when yellow fever, malaria, and cholera threatened, Dr. Thomas Fearn and his brothers Robert and George were drawn by the cool air and medicinal . . . Map (db m27795) HM
55 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 1 — History at Its SourceHuntsville Water Trail
(Preface) Welcome to the Huntsville Water Trail at Big Spring Park, a celebration of our city's history, spirit, and ingenuity. Follow these signs to learn how the Big Spring helped shape Huntsville's creation, and how it's still helping us . . . Map (db m167110) HM
56 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Hotel Monte Sano“Monte Sano” – Spanish for “Mountain of Health”
Site of Hotel Monte Sano, built in 1887 by the North Alabama Improvement Company with the assistance of Michael and James O’Shaughnessy. The 233-room hotel opened on June 1, 1887 and served as a health resort and haven for famous visitors including . . . Map (db m27796) HM
57 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Howard Weeden Home
Built 1819 by H. C. Bradford, this home was later owned by John Read, John McKinley, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1837-1852), Bartley M. Lowe, M. C. Betts and Marie Howard Weeden (1846-1905) whose poetry and paintings preserve nineteenth . . . Map (db m221646) HM
58 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville
City was scene of these "firsts" in Alabama: 1811 first town incorporated 1812 first Masonic Lodge chartered 1816 first bank incorporated 1819 first state constitution drafted 1819 first Governor inaugurated 1819 first session of . . . Map (db m27843) HM
59 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville Female Seminary
The Alabama legislature authorized the Seminary on January 15, 1831. A board of trustees owned stock in the enterprise. It replaced the Huntsville Female Academy organized in 1830. The new teaching staff, hired by Trustee James G. Birney, were . . . Map (db m154269) HM
60 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 8 — Huntsville Utilites Special AwardsHuntsville Water Trail
The mission of Huntsville Utilities is to supply our community with clean safe, great-tasting drinking water. We're proud to have been recognized with numerous regional and national accolades over the years for outstanding public service. . . . Map (db m189504) HM
61 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville's First Black Women Voters
Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote. To register to vote in Alabama citizens were required to meet a series of residency and property requirements, pass a literacy test, and pay a poll . . . Map (db m191678) HM
62 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville's Pioneer Suffragists
Ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote. The Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR honors the history of Huntsville's pioneer suffragists, who met here at the home of Alberta Chapman Taylor . . . Map (db m160637) HM
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63 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — I am an American Warrior
fighting in the forces, which guard my country and our way of life. Welcome to your Patriots Walkway. You’re invited to take a short walk through our American military history from the Revolutionary War through today’s conflicts. Did you know our . . . Map (db m85533) WM
64 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — John Hunt
For whom Huntsville was named lived in a cabin near this spring about the year 1805.Map (db m27847) HM
65 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — John Williams Walker200 Alabama Bicentennial
Born in Virginia; graduate of Princeton; lawyer, planter, and politician. President of the Alabama Constitutional Convention held July 5-Aug 2, 1819 in what is now Huntsville; 1 of 8 signers from Madison County; and 1 of 44 delegates from 22 . . . Map (db m235545) HM
66 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Korean WarHuntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
The Korean War opened on 25 June 1950, when the armed forces of communist North Korea invaded South Korea and marked the first crisis faced by the newly formed United Nations. Led by the United States, a coalition of eighteen UN Nations provided . . . Map (db m85534) WM
67 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Korean War / Cold War-Korea 1953-
(side 1) Korean War I am Carlos Jesus Rodriguez, Rifle Squad Leader in F(Fox) Company 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division (The Bayonet Division). I was stationed in Japan. As an occupation Army, we GIs (Government . . . Map (db m85535) HM WM
68 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Korean War/1950-1953
(side 1) Korean War I am Gunnery Sergeant Robert L. Koch of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (the OLD BREED). I fought in the Pacific in WWII and joined the Reserves after the war. I thought I was . . . Map (db m85536) HM WM
69 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Late Indian Wars1866–1890
I am Trooper Able Freeman of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. I had been a field slave in south Alabama before and during the Civil War; but after the war, I had nowhere to go when the Union occupied the area. I wandered around living hand-to-mouth for . . . Map (db m85542) WM
70 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Lincoln School and Village
In 1918 William Lincoln Barrell of Lowell MA. purchased Abingdon Mill and transformed it into a large textile center of all concrete construction named Lincoln Mill Village. Phillip Peeler served as its superintendent from 1934-1953. Built in 1929 . . . Map (db m39758) HM
71 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Lovell • Swigert • HaiseLaunched: April 11, 1970 • Splashdown: April 17, 1970 — "Okay Houston, Hey, We've got a problem here..." —
Commander Jim Lovell's words initiated heroic efforts by crew and mission control to salvage a crippled spacecraft and return Apollo 13 safely to Earth. The Apollo 13 mission is the only Apollo flight remembered primarily for the effort to . . . Map (db m85543) HM
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72 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Lowell M. AndersonFather of Monte Sano Club
He proposed this pool to the residents, found the site, raised funds and crews, and put both to work. He trained residents of all ages and professions to operate bulldozers, bend and tie rebar, pour concrete, and plumb a pool. (The deck on the . . . Map (db m108684) HM
73 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Lowry House
John Lowry moved his family from Virginia and purchased land on Meridianville Pike in 1809. He was the contractor for Madison County's first courthouse in 1811. His grandson, John Tate Lowry, a leading merchant with Lowry, Hamilton and Company, . . . Map (db m130812) HM
74 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Madison County
Made a county in 1808 by order of Governor of Mississippi Territory. Area ceded 1805, 1806 by Cherokees, Chickasaws. This was the first land in Alabama ceded by these great civilized tribes.Map (db m27848) HM
75 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Main EnginesPower for Lift-off and Ascent to Orbit
The Pathfinder’s three main engines are real. The two lower engines powered the first flight of Columbia in 1981. The engine located at the top was used in ground test firings. At launch, the three Space Shuttle Main Engines (fed liquid . . . Map (db m98026) HM
76 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA.
This plaque was placed here by Citizens of Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama, In Honor Of Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA. Who was Commanding General of Redstone Arsenal from September 1, 1954, to March 31, 1958. It was unveiled . . . Map (db m27906) HM
77 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 2 — Making the Water WorkHuntsville Water Trail
Once John Hunt started bringing settlers in, the town began growing fast. Within five years, LeRoy Pope — who had big plans for the area — bought Big Spring and much of the land around it, including the site of John Hunt's cabin. Then in 1823, . . . Map (db m167109) HM
78 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Maple Hill Cemetery
(side 1) Established 1818 by the City of Huntsville Maple Hill Cemetery has become the final resting place of many citizens of this community. Here lie brave men who served in the major wars of our nation, many public servants, . . . Map (db m28791) HM
79 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Maple Hill CemeteryEstablished 1818
Oldest and largest municipal cemetery in continuous operation in the South.Map (db m235547) HM
80 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — McDivitt • Scott • Schweickart / Stafford • Young • CernanLaunched: March 3, 1969 • Splashdown: March 13,1969 — Launched: May 18, 1969 • Splashdown: May 26, 1969 —
"…We had to fly once more before we take the big step…" Apollo spacecraft program manager, George Low, explained why landing on the Moon would have to wait a little longer. Apollo missions 9 and 10 served as vital dress rehearsals. Their . . . Map (db m85544) HM
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81 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Memorial FountainsHuntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
The Memorial Fountain System begins with a flow of water cascading over the continuous weir, which is punctuated by 8 Black Granite Markers. This flow symbolizes the blood which has been spilled defending our nation's freedom and flows into the . . . Map (db m68728) WM
82 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Merrimack Mfg. Co. & Village / Joseph J. Bradley School1900-1992 / 1919-1967
Merrimack Mfg. Co. & Village In 1899, construction started on Merrimack Mill and village. The mill began operation in 1900. A second mill building, added in 1903, made it one of the largest in the South. Under Joseph J. Bradley, Sr., . . . Map (db m38805) HM
83 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Methodism brought into area 1807 First United Methodist ChurchHuntsville, Alabama
Methodist Society organized at Hunt’s Spring prior to formation of Madison County, served 1808-1820 by Flint Circuit traveling ministers. First Church built 1821 NW corner Clinton and Gallatin Streets. Present site acquired 1832, church completed . . . Map (db m27790) HM
84 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Monte Sano Elementary School
From a small self-contained 1800s rural community Monte Sano ballooned with the Space Age. By 1958 there were approximately 100 families connected with the Space Program living on Monte Sano. Many were von Braun Rocket Team Members. The school . . . Map (db m154275) HM
85 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Monte Sano Female Seminary
Monte Sano Female Seminary founded by The Rev. and Mrs. James Rowe opened February, 1830 closed December, 1833 Course of Instruction included "English, Classical, Scientific, and Ornamental branches of Education usually . . . Map (db m154276) HM
86 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Monte Sano Railway
The Monte Sano Railway ran from the Huntsville Depot up Monte Sano Mountain along what became Bankhead Parkway through Monte Sano State Park to the 19th century Hotel Monte Sano. The Baldwin Engine and three cars stopped at Laura’s View Station. The . . . Map (db m27856) HM
87 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut
Able, an American-born rhesus monkey, and Baker, a South American squirrel monkey, were launched on May 28, 1959, aboard an Army Jupiter missile. Launched in the nose cone, the two animals were carried to a 300-mile altitude, and both were recovered . . . Map (db m239330) HM
88 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — NASA / U.S. Geological SurveyMobile Geological Laboratory
The Mobile Geological Laboratory (MOLAB) was built as part of the development of NASA's Lunar Roving Vehicle(LRV) program. NASA engineers and scientists studied a number of different concepts for vehicles to use on the lunar surface. This rover . . . Map (db m98200) HM
89 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — NASA Lunar Module (LM)
This vehicle was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then launch them from its surface. It consisted of two main sections. The lower portion is the Descent Stage, with landing gear, propellant tanks, and a descent engine that could be . . . Map (db m247472) HM
90 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — NASA Saturn I
The Saturn I was the first American launch vehicle developed solely for space exploration. Taller than a 16-story building, the Saturn I launched 10 tons (9 metric tons) of payload into Earth orbit. First static tested in Huntsville in May of 1961, . . . Map (db m247646) HM
91 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — NASA Skylab
Skylab, the United States' first space station, was manned from May 25, 1973 to February 8, 1974 by three separate astronaut crews. Experiments were performed to enrich our knowledge of Earth, Sun, stars and cosmic space; to study the effects of . . . Map (db m98190) HM
92 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Northern Terminus Indian Creek CanalFirst Canal in Alabama — Incorporated 1820, Completed 1831 —
This canal was constructed to the Tennessee River to facilitate the transportation of cotton to market. Developers were: Thomas Fearn, LeRoy Pope, Stephen S. Ewing, Henry Cook, and Samuel Hazard.Map (db m27844) HM
93 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Norwegian Light Beacon And Fog Bell
The light beacon and fog bell in Big Springs International Park were presented as a gift from Norway in 1973. The light beacon served as one of the guiding lights to the mariner from 1903 to 1966 being situated on the west coast of Norway at . . . Map (db m85545) HM
94 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Oak Place
George Gilliam Steele, one of Huntsville's preeminent architects, designed and built Oak Place as his country residence circa 1840 on 320 acres. An outstanding example of Early Greek Revival architecture, it was unique for the period with its . . . Map (db m154278) HM
95 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Oakwood CollegeFounded 1896
Oakwood College, which began as an industrial school, was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1896 to educate African Americans in the South. The school was erected on 380 acres purchased during the previous year for $6,700. Additional . . . Map (db m34953) HM
96 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Oakwood CollegeFounded 1896
Oakwood College, which began as an industrial school, was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1896 to educate African Americans in the South. The school was erected on 380 acres purchased during the previous year for $6,700. Additional . . . Map (db m34955) HM
97 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Old Town Historic District
Designated by the City of Huntsville, Alabama on December 12, 1974 as a Huntsville historic district, it contains houses dating from 1828 onward with the majority dating from 1880 to 1929. Approximate boundaries: East Clinton Avenue north to . . . Map (db m30381) HM
98 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Original Site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University(now located at Normal, Alabama)
Legislature approved 9 December 1873 "a normal school for the education of colored teachers" in Huntsville. Ex-slave William Hooper Councill founder and first president. Classes began May 1875 with sixty-one pupils and two teachers; held in rented . . . Map (db m85546) HM
99 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Original Site of Enon Baptist Church
Approximately one-half mile north of here is the original site of the oldest Baptist Church (Missionary) in Alabama. This congregation was organized on June 3, 1809 as the West Fork of Flint River Church and renamed Enon Church shortly thereafter. . . . Map (db m154286) HM
100 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Original Site of Lakeside United Methodist Church1866-1968
Marker Front: The Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church purchased this property in 1866, and the congregation erected a frame building with a brick basement in 1867. The Rev. Howell Echols was the first pastor. In 1886, a brick . . . Map (db m43072) HM

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