Historic Markers Across Alabama

Joseph William Burke

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: On NE corner of the lawn of Bibb Graves Hall, Jacksonville State University, AL Hwy 21
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 49.41    W 085° 45.91
  33.82354    -85.76519
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF4FN


1835-1900. Lawyer, Industrialist, Patriot. Brigadier General, U.S.A., General Burke helped rebuild Alabama's mining and manufacturing interests after the Civil War. He helped establish the Catholic Church at Jacksonville. His home, "Bellevue," occupied the present site of Jacksonville State College.

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