Woodbury (HM1BKI)

Location: Gainesville, AL 35464 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 49.371', W 88° 9.506'

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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 enroute and was injured during unloading. He never fully recovered and died in 1838. The U.S. Post Office at Gainesville is built on the site of Bugbee's store.
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByAlabama Morgan Horse Club, Morgan Horse History Club, and the Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 391565 N 3632242
Decimal Degrees32.82285000, -88.15843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.371', W 88° 9.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 22.26" N, 88° 9' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3419 Washington St, Gainesville AL 35464, US
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