Alvin T. Blackwell

From the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
 Realtor and Civic Leader

Born:November 22, 1918, Hurricane Creek area of Madison County
Died:March 11, 2005, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville
Office:Donegan Block


•  Age 85 at death - Find A Grave

•  Riverton High School, University of Alabama (Business)

•  Navy Seabees, WWII (Spent two and a half years in the South Pacific.) - Find A Grave

•  He was awarded a Presidential Citation for his service on Guadalcanal. - Find A Grave

•  "Joe Steele and Alvin Blackwell, former Realtor and chair of Huntsville Hospital, worked to develop education for Realtors that helped give credibility to the industry." - Huntsville Times

•  Son Roberts (Bob)Thomas Blackwell of Huntsville Grandson, Thomas Blackwell Granddaughter, Heather Blackwell Greatgranddaughter, Cloe Blackwell - Find A Grave

•  Married Gertrude Prince Blackwell (married 57 years)

•  Huntsville Hospital Board of Directors, 1961-1993 - Why Is It Named That?

•  "He went to work for G. W. Jones & Company, but soon started his own real estate business. He has served in and chaired many civic endeavors, from heart and cancer drives, to being president of the Huntsville Industrial Expansion Committee. In 1961 Blackwell got named to the governing body of Huntsville Hospital, where he served as president for over 25 years. It was under his leadership that the hospital grew to its present capacity that serves north Alabama and south-central Tennessee. He is credited with helping to achieve the hospital's growth over the last quarter century, and some have labeled Blackwell 'Mr. Huntsville Hospital.'" - Why Is It Named That?

Related Links:

• - 2003 Chautauqua Homes Tour also included an office building that had at one time served as an office for Balckwell (105 North Side of Square) (Originally found at

•  Find A Grave - Bio created by Trusvan and posted on March 14, 2005

•  Huntsville Times - Obituary for Joe Steele mentioning collaborative effort with Blackwell written by Gina Hannah (Originally found at

•  Huntsville-Madison County Public Library - Photo and caption (with Sparkman)

•  Why Is It Named That? - By Dex Nilsson, Twinbrook Communications, © 2003, p. 73. Bio

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•  Donegan Block
•  Why Is It Named That?