Historic Markers Across Alabama


Marker ID: AHA 
Location: intersection of State St and McKee St, Gainesville, AL
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 49.371    W 088° 9.506
  32.82285    -88.15843333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Earliest known Morgan Horse in Alabama and one of the three major stallion sons sired by Justin Morgan, foundation sire of the breed. Woodbury was foaled in 1816 in Vermont, where he remained until sold to Norman Bugbee of Gainesville, Alabama, in 1836. Bugbee, a native of Vermont, had opened a store a few months earlier in this thriving port city, home of the North Sumter Race Course. In late 1836, Woodbury was shipped by sailing vessel from Boston, but became ill en route and was injured during unloading. He never fully recovered and died

End of Woodbury