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

Mose Hampton 1808-1885

Early Black Leader and Inventor in Cherokee County

 
 
Mose Hampton 1808-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, July 12, 2018
1. Mose Hampton 1808-1885 Marker
Inscription.  Mose Hampton bought his freedom prior to the Civil War. He was a builder, assisted in laying out and surveying the town of Centre, a minister in the Episcopal Methodist North, and an inventor. Mr. Hampton owned land in the vicinity of this marker on both sides of US Highway 411. The site for Cedar Hill UMC, in Leesburg was chosen by Mose Hampton in the early 1800's. He was an honorary member of this church until his death.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 9.308′ N, 85° 41.405′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Watson Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Across from the Centre Police Dept (former USDA building). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centre AL 35960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hatcher School (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Johnathan Pratt
Mose Hampton 1808-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, July 12, 2018
2. Mose Hampton 1808-1885 Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County's Beginnings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); J.D. Jordan Jr. House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
 
More about this marker. Thanks for Mr. & Mrs. Devote for granting us permission to place this marker on their property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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