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

Christopher First Johnson House

 
 
Christopher First Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Christopher First Johnson House Marker
Inscription.  C. First Johnson was an entrepreneur, pastor of St. Louis Street Baptist Church, and lecturer. Johnson ran for political office in the 1890's. He founded the Union Mutual Aid Association, Mobile's first black-owned insurance company. By 1911, his company had written over nine million dollars of insurance.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 42.031′ N, 88° 3.997′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Peach Street, on the right when traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunbar/Central High School (a few steps from this marker); Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dave Patton
Christopher First Johnson House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Christopher First Johnson House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. James A. Franklin (approx. ¼ mile away); Caldwell Field (approx. ¾ mile away); Michael Donald (approx. ¾ mile away); Catholic Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Caldwell School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
View from marker looking west on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View from marker looking west on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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