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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Josiah Morris

1818-1891

 
 
Josiah Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Josiah Morris Marker
Inscription. Had his bank on this site 1852-1891. He helped finance Montgomery's business, railroads and industry. Here on Dec. 19, 1870, he bought 4150 acres of land and deeded them to the Elyton Land Co. which later was platted, and on his motion named the City of Birmingham.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.682′ N, 86° 18.582′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Commerce Street south of Bibb Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (within shouting distance of this marker); Decorative Lions Heads (within shouting distance of this marker); An Intersection of History: Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop
Josiah Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Josiah Morris Marker
On the right of the Regions Bank building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Birmingham, Alabama. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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