Historic Markers Across Alabama

John Gayle - Governor 1831 - 1835

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Location: 6th Street west of 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.436    W 087° 34.443
  33.20726666    -87.57405
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


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 the Indians through Tuscaloosa.

Erected 1992 by City of Tuscaloosa.

End of John Gayle - Governor 1831 - 1835