Historic Markers Across Alabama

Grant's Creek Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: in Tuscaloosa at Gorgas House
County: Tuscaloosa
Waymark: None


Built 1829 as University dining hall-Remodeled as a residence in 1840-Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953.

Gorgas House-Preserved as memorial to: General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883) Chief of Ordnance Confederacy 1861-1865. President of University 1878-1879. Mrs. Amelia Gayle Gorgas (1826-1913)-University Librarian 1879-1906.

General William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920) Surgeon General of U.S. Army-Sanitary Engineer whose work assured Panama Canal construction through elimination of Yellow Fever.

End of Grant's Creek Baptist Church