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

John Tyler Morgan House

 
 
John Tyler Morgan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. John Tyler Morgan House Marker
Inscription. This was the residence of John Tyler Morgan (1824-1907), one of Alabama’s most honored political and military leaders. Constructed in 1859 by Thomas R. Wetmore, it was purchased by Morgan in 1865, and served for many years as his principal residence.

Morgan was a leader in the Secession Convention, ranking second only to William Lowndes Yancey in influence and power of debate. During the war he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private and was promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General.

A practicing attorney, he opposed Radical Reconstruction and in 1876 was elected to the U.S. Senate, where his 30 year tenure proved to be one of the longest in history. He is known as the “Father of the Isthmian Canal” and for his services on the Bering Sea Fisheries Commission, which prevented the extinction of seals and other sea life in Pacific waters.

National Register of Historic Places 9-27-1972
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 24.824′ N, 87° 1.65′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Tremont Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 Tremont Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Tyler Morgan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. John Tyler Morgan House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sturdivant Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabry - Jones Home (about 400 feet away); White - Force Cottage (about 400 feet away); Fairoaks Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Fairoaks” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware - Baker - Jones House (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
John Tyler Morgan House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. John Tyler Morgan House & Marker
John Tyler Morgan House, Now The Center For Cahawba Archaeology image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. John Tyler Morgan House, Now The Center For Cahawba Archaeology
 
 
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