Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
African American Heritage in Old Town Decatur, Alabama
Listed on the National
Erected by Old Town Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 34° 36.831′ N, 86° 59.241′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Vine Street Northwest and Sycamore Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on Vine Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 782 Sycamore Street Northwest, Decatur AL 35601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Old Decatur Historic District / Historic Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Railroad (about 300 feet away); First Missionary Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); “An Affair Most Important to Us” - The Federal Right, October 27-28, 1864 (about 500 feet away); Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829) (about 700 feet away); “A Hard Nut To Crack” - Federal Defenses at Decatur (about 800 feet away); Historic Downtown/Founders Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.