Gosport in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Fourth Governor of Alabama
Born 1785 in Robeson County, N.C.
Came in 1818 to Monroe County, Alabama. Represented Monroe County in Alabama Constitutional Convention in 1819 and in State Legislature 1819-1822. Served as Governor of Alabama 1825-1829. Elected 1833 to Congress for one term. Died 1841 and is buried in Gosport 2 miles from here on his Clarke County Plantation.
Erected 1979 by Clarke County Historical Society.
Location. 31° 35.05′ N, 87° 35.482′ W. Marker is in Gosport, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Gosport Landing Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 84. Touch for map. Marker located in front of the Gosport Volunteer Fire Station. Marker is in this post office area: Whatley AL 36482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dellet-Bedsole Plantation (approx. 3.9 miles away); Claiborne (approx. 5.4 miles away); Piache (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Claiborne (approx. 5½ miles away); Suggsville (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Line Road (approx. 5.9 miles away); Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 6.7 miles away); William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. John Murphy (1825-29) from Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. John Murphy - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.