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

Anne Newport Royall

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
1. Anne Newport Royall Marker
Inscription. Born 11 June 1769, in Maryland and married 18 Nov 1797, Anne Royall became a wealthy widow upon her Revolutionary War Veteran husband's death in 1813. However, her husband's family filed an ultimately successful suit for his estate. While she waited for the trial results, Anne traveled North Alabama and lived near this site (1819), Huntsville and Melton's Bluff where she appeared on the 1820 Census. Royall wrote 'Letters From Alabama 1817-1822' about her early travels here. While living at Melton's Bluff, Anne visited with Cherokees and described in detail their dress and styles. There she also met John Coffee, Gideon Blackburn, and Andrew Jackson. After writing other books, Royall began a weekly newspaper in Washington, DC on 3 Dec 1831, named the 'Paul Pry,’ noted for its strong satire and biting personal attacks. She was the first person to conduct a presidential press conference and the first woman convicted of being a common scold in America. Upon learning the verdict of the contested will in 1823 and for the rest of her life, Royall lived in virtual poverty, though presidents and powerful men learned to fear her writings. Upon her death 1 Oct 1854, her estate was thirty-one cents. Anne Newport Royall was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
2. Anne Newport Royall Marker
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Location. 34° 28.905′ N, 87° 17.553′ W. Marker is in Moulton, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Alabama Route 33) and Court Street (County Route 460), on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Click for map. Next to First United Methodist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14564 Market St, Moulton AL 35650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A County Older Than The State (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Phillip Dale Roddy (about 700 feet away); Gallagher Hill/Science Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Thomas M. Peters (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Leroy Pope Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peerson/McKelvey Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Anne Royall. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
 
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Anne Newport Royall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
3. Anne Newport Royall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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