“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, 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 (174) 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(174) Tuscaloosa County (174)  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
Tuscaloosa is in Tuscaloosa County
      Tuscaloosa County (174)  
      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, 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of AlabamaPsi Chapter
On November 18, 1921, Psi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta became the fifth national sorority installed at the University of Alabama. On this date, eight new inductees were initiated to establish Alpha Gamma Delta. These eight women were Annie Mary . . . Map (db m235516) HM
8 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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9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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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18 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
19 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
20 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bryce Hospital Cemetery #1A
One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery features at least thirty-seven marked graves, the earliest of which dates to 1892. There are an undetermined number of . . . Map (db m235525) HM
21 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
22 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Bryce Hospital Cemetery No.3
One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery was established in 1953 and is still in use. It contains approximately 500 burials mostly marked with simple, . . . Map (db m235677) HM
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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 m235770) HM
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27 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
28 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Centennial of Women 1893 - 1993 / Top 31 Women
Centennial of Women 1893 - 1993 In 1892 Julia Strudwick Tutwiler petitioned the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama to accept female students into the all-male student body. Admitted in 1893, Anna Adams and Bessie Parker became the . . . Map (db m235773) HM
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama
Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama Founded October 24, 1902, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Alpha Gamma Chapter Installed September 9, 1922 The sixth national sorority at the University of Alabama began in 1920 as local sorority Delta . . . Map (db m235508) HM
34 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
35 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Dr. Peter & Mrs. Ellen Peter-Bryce GravesiteTuscaloosa County
Dr. Peter Bryce, first superintendent of the Alabama Insane (Bryce) Hospital was a leading proponent of humane treatment for people who experience mental illness. Born March 5, 1834, in Columbia SC, Bryce entered the South Carolina Military Academy . . . Map (db m235505) HM
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36 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
37 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
38 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Evolution of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway
Early River Improvements Navigation improvements to the Black Warrior River began in 1875 with a project to clear snags, trim overhanging trees, and dredge through shoals. In 1886, the U.S. Congress authorized constructing three locks . . . Map (db m235681) HM
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Fort W. W. Brandon Armory
The Tuscaloosa Armory was located on this site from 1938 to 1981 and was home of the famed 31st Infantry (Dixie). In 1968, the Tuscaloosa unit received a brigade headquarters under the command of the 30th Armored Division. In 1973, the 31st Armored . . . Map (db m235520) HM
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45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
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54 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 m235771) HM
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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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63 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Lynching in America / Lynching in Tuscaloosa CountyCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of African Americans were victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between the Civil War and World War II. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism . . . Map (db m144735) HM
64 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — M60A3 TTS Medium Tank
Initially Manufactured by Chrysler Corporation Crew: 4 Maximum Speed: 30mph Weight: 57 tons Maximum range: 260 miles Armament: Main 105mm gun, Secondary 50 caliber machine gun, M240 coaxial machine gun. The first M60 tanks were . . . Map (db m35512) HM
65 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Malone Hood Plaza
The Autherine Lucy Clock Tower is dedicated to the sacrifice and commitment of a courageous individual who took a stand for change at a crucial time in the history of The University of Alabama. The open arches, which mirror the architecture of . . . Map (db m37918) HM
66 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Margaret M. DuPont
Margaret McLeod DuPont was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Home Economics Education. She worked as a secretary for the Vice President of Reichhold Chemical and as a Stenographer for Mayor . . . Map (db m35380) HM
67 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Marr’s Spring
Part of Marr’s Field, on farmland owned by William Marr, this spring was a major factor in the selection of this site for the University of Alabama campus in 1827. From its opening in 1831 well into the 20th century, the institution relied upon . . . Map (db m40388) HM
68 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Masons Marks
To identify their work masons often carved special marks into the bottom, sides, or back of the stones. Their supervisors were thus able to distinguish between the quality and quantity of each mason's work. Blocks for the building were quarried from . . . Map (db m29116) HM
69 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Maxwell Hall
Here, on the highest point of the original campus, stands the first celestial observatory at The University of Alabama and one of the oldest observatory buildings in the United States. Through the efforts of Professor F. A. P. Barnard, the first . . . Map (db m34842) HM
70 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Medeiros PointIn Honor of Captain Mike — June 5th, 1946 — December 9th, 2005 —
Mike Medeiros was affectionately known by the community as Captain Mike. Captain Mike always greeted his passengers on the Bama Belle Riverboat with energy, optimism and a desire to make their experience a wonderful memory. He was a role model for . . . Map (db m156404) HM
71 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Morgan Hall, 1910
Named for John Tyler Morgan (1824-1907). As U.S. Senator, Morgan led the 1882 campaign to obtain federal funds in reparation for the destruction of the University of Alabama campus by Union Troops in 1865. A member of the Alabama Secession . . . Map (db m29223) HM
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72 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River
Navigation improvements to the Black Warrior River (1888-1895) spurred marine commerce throughout the 20th century. Local ship-builders included the Perkins Brothers, Herman & Son, Corp of Engineers Boatyard, and Baker Towboat. Vessel types included . . . Map (db m28924) HM
73 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Old Bryce Cemetery
This is the oldest of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility. The first recorded burial dates to 1861. While only a few graves are currently marked, it is estimated that thousands of . . . Map (db m40450) HM
74 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Old Center Church
Built of massive pine logs in 1875, this church has been an active house of worship, and center of community, civic activities and education for more than a century. Restored on the original site in 1971.Map (db m109186) HM
75 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Old Tavern
Built in 1827 three blocks east on Broad Street. Stage stop and inn frequented by many political leaders while Tuscaloosa was State Capital. Moved to Capitol Park, 1966.Map (db m29119) HM
76 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Oliver-Barnard HallCollege of Arts and Sciences
Erected: 1889 Reconstructed: 2000 Named for professor, scientist, and photographer F.A.P. Barnard who pioneered the study of astronomy at The University of Alabama and established its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1851. On August 26, 2000, . . . Map (db m29402) HM
77 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Phi Gamma Delta Theta Chapter House
On this site in 1914, Theta Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta built the first Chapter House located on the campus of the University of Alabama. The house was the first structure on what became known as Fraternity Row, later known as "Old Row." That house, . . . Map (db m156516) HM
78 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Queen City Park
In 1926, the City of Tuscaloosa purchased a 31-acre tract of land that would become Queen City Park. Amenities were added utilizing funds from President Roosevelt's Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Project Administration (WPA). Some of the . . . Map (db m203568) HM
79 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Reconstruction:1867-1874City of Tuscaloosa
Alabama state government collapsed with the end of the Civil War in 1865. US President Andrew Johnson established a provisional government with a constitution repealing secession and abolishing slavery. In 1867 “Radical” Republicans in Congress . . . Map (db m217185) HM
80 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital
These gates are replicas of the gates for Northington General Hospital, a U.S. Army Hospital that operated on this site during World War II. From 1947 to 1952, Northington General Hospital was the temporary home of DCH Regional Medical Center while . . . Map (db m35517) HM
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81 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Rotunda Plaza
The Rotunda Plaza is dedicated to John H. and Carolyn Cobb Josey (Classes of 1950 and 1951, respectively) In recognition of the establishment in 1992 of the John H. and Carolyn Cobb Josey Library Endowment Fund, ensuring continued . . . Map (db m30678) HM
82 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Samuel B. MooreGovernor 1831
As President of the state senate, he briefly served as Governor when Gabriel Moore resigned to serve in the U.S. Senate.Map (db m29026) HM
83 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Senator Richard ShelbyCity of Tuscaloosa
Senator Richard Shelby, attorney and businessman, has been a public servant much of his life. He began his political career as a state senator representing Tuscaloosa in 1970. He served 8 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was elected to . . . Map (db m217165) HM
84 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry
In Memoriam Perpetuam Captain Bascom T. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry In the hour of their country’s peril Unmindful of self and fired only by patriotic devotion Bascom T. Shockly and nineteen students of the University of Alabama . . . Map (db m33595) HM
85 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Founded in Tuscaloosa on the campus of the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856. Its chapter designation, Alabama Mu, identifies it as the mother chapter of the national collegiate fraternity. Founding Members: Noble Leslie DeVotie • Nathan . . . Map (db m29607) HM
86 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Site Of Franklin Hall(The Mound)
Franklin Hall, an early University dormitory designed by Capt. William Nichols, was erected on this site in 1835. Was one of the buildings destroyed by the Union raid on April 4, 1865. After Civil War the remains of structure were shaped into . . . Map (db m30677) HM
87 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Site of Queen City Park Softball Field1936-1967
Built on this site in 1936, Queen City Park Softball Field served as the cornerstone for the first successful community effort to promote the organized play of amateur softball in Tuscaloosa County. Its construction followed nationwide efforts to . . . Map (db m28788) HM
88 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939
Foster Auditorium is the site of the June 11, 1963, “stand in the schoolhouse door” by Governor George C. Wallace in defiance of a court order requiring The University of Alabama to admit African-American students Vivian Malone and James . . . Map (db m37917) HM
89 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Smith Hall, 1908
Named for Eugene Allen Smith (1841-1927), University Professor and State Geologist, who served the State in this dual capacity for fifty-four years. Smith rebuilt the collections of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, which had been . . . Map (db m29403) HM
90 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — St. John The Baptist Catholic ChurchErected 1845, tower and bell added 1888-1900
The first meeting of Catholics in Tuscaloosa was held in 1819. The first parochial school was opened in 1863. St. Paul’s Church, Birmingham, dedicated 1872, and churches in Selma, Blocton and Reform began as missions of this church; also originating . . . Map (db m40413) HM
91 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Stillman College
Founded as Tuscaloosa Institute 1876 by Presbyterian Church U.S. under leadership of Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, to train Black ministers. Renamed Stillman Institute 1894 for Dr. Stillman, first . . . Map (db m35676) HM
92 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Storrs Cadet TroopPro Virtute Et Patria — Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry —
Capt. Charles P Storrs Cadet Troop. Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry C.S.A. organized in June 1863 under the leadership of Cadet Capt. Storrs; made up of cadets from the University of Alabama and of patriotic young men from Montgomery and vicinity; . . . Map (db m33636) HM
93 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Architect
The Capitol in Tuscaloosa was designed by English-born architect, William Nichols, who served as State Architect from 1826 - 1832. Nichols also designed and built the campus of The University of Alabama. Before coming to Alabama he had . . . Map (db m29117) HM
94 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Black Warrior River
Plied for thousands of years by Indians, then by early explorers and American settlers, this river extends 169 miles from the Sipsey and Mulberry Forks near Birmingham to its confluence with the Tombigbee at Demopolis. It drains 6228 square miles of . . . Map (db m28901) HM
95 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Capital Years: 1825-1847City of Tuscaloosa
Alabama's first seat of state government at Cahaba proved to be unsuitable. In 1825 Tuscaloosa was chosen as the new capital city. For over 20 years in an era known as the “Flush Times”, this area prospered with the establishment of the State Bank, . . . Map (db m217179) HM
96 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Civil Rights EraCity of Tuscaloosa
After World War II, significant efforts were made to change the existing social and political systems historically dominated by segregation and white supremacy. Tuscaloosa became a national focal point in the struggle for equal rights. In 1956, . . . Map (db m217191) HM
97 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Civil War Years: 1861-1865City of Tuscaloosa
Because of its location, Tuscaloosa was spared from conflict and destruction for most of the war. Many served in the Confederate military, while on the home front local industry produced clothing, munitions, and other war material. The city also . . . Map (db m217182) HM
98 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Drish House/Monroe Place/The Jemison SchoolTuscaloosa County
Built in 1837 by skilled slave craftsmen, the Drish Mansion is notable for its unusual combination of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. John Drish, a physician and contractor, assisted with building Bryce Hospital, old state capitol, and . . . Map (db m217201) HM
99 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Earliest Tuscaloosans and Our NamesakeCity of Tuscaloosa
This area's first inhabitants were Native Americans whose ancestors migrated from Eurasia thousands of years ago. These ancient Indians left numerous archaeological sites and were the ancestors of the mound builders and more recent modern tribes. . . . Map (db m217175) HM
100 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Founding of TuscaloosaCity of Tuscaloosa
After the United States purchased Choctaw lands east of the Tombigbee River in 1816, the Tuscaloosa area opened to settlers. For the most part these people were of European descent and came from areas such as north Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and . . . Map (db m217178) HM

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