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Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery

 
 
Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
1. Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. McVay (1766~1851), South Carolina native, built a three room log house at head of Cox's Creek about 1818. Community later called Mars Hill. He was a member of Mississippi Territorial Legislature, delegate to convention of 1819 which framed Alabama's first constitution, for many years member of Alabama House and Senate, briefly Governor of Alabama in 1837. Buried near his home.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 50.629′ N, 87° 39.651′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on N. Cox Creek Parkway. Click for map. Locate near parking lot of Mars Hill Book Store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 698 N Cox Creek Parkway, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Larimore Home 1870 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Deibert Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sweetwater (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 1.7 miles
Governor Hugh McVayTombstone image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 8, 2010
2. Governor Hugh McVayTombstone
away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century (approx. 1.8 miles away); Weeden Heights (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Hugh McVay Alabama Governor July 17, 1837-November 30, 1837 (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Findagrave Hugh McVay. Buried in Moore/McVay Cemetery (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Hugh McVay/Moore Cemetery & Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 8, 2010
3. Hugh McVay/Moore Cemetery & Tombstones
 
 
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