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

A County Older Than the State

Marengo County

 
 
A County Older Than the State, Marengo County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
1. A County Older Than the State, Marengo County Marker
Inscription. created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Choctaw Indian Nation.

Named for Marengo, Italy, where Napoleon won victory over Austrians in 1800.

After Napoleon's defeat, some of his exiled officials came here in 1817 in a vain attempt to establish Vine & Olive Colony.

County seat, Linden, surveyed in 1824; named for Hohenlinden, Bavaria, where French won another victory over Austrians.
 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 18.383′ N, 87° 47.862′ W. Marker is in Linden, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Coats Avenue (Alabama Route 28) and South Main Street (U.S. 43), on the right when traveling west on East Coats Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Coats Avenue, Linden AL 36748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Linden, Alabama (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Marengo County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Jefferson Baptist Church
Marker & Marengo County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
2. Marker & Marengo County Courthouse
(approx. 8 miles away); History of the Town of Thomaston (approx. 10.4 miles away); Foscue House (approx. 13 miles away); Vine And Olive Colony (approx. 13.6 miles away); Whitfield Canal (approx. 14.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Linden.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 14, 2014
3. Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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