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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Jabe Brassell

Alabama Army National Guard

 

— Russell County —

 
Fort Jabe Brassell Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 23, 2021
1. Fort Jabe Brassell Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1950, Fort Jabe Brassell has served as a hub for military training and arms storage for the local community by the Alabama Army National Guard and the Armory Commission of Alabama. Between July 1954 and January 1955, the Alabama Army National Guard maintained law and order for the local area during a social uprising under a declaration of Martial Rule. Historically known as the Phenix City Cleanup, this event was the most sweeping cleanup drive in Alabama history and represents one of seven times that martial law has been declared and upheld by the United State Supreme Court. The declaration was made following the assassination of Alabama Attorney General - nominee, Albert L. Patterson. The facility, designed by Birmingham architect, Evan M. Terry, was later named for Alabama Assistant Attorney General and Alabama Representative, Jabe Washington Brassell (1891-1962).
 
Erected 2016 by Alabama National Guard.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 32° 29.769′ 
Fort Jabe Brassell Marker is to left of photo image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 23, 2021
2. Fort Jabe Brassell Marker is to left of photo
N, 85° 2.343′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on South Railroad Street west of Holland Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3615 S Railroad St, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road (approx. 2 miles away); Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. 2.8 miles away); Red Hill Batteries (approx. 2.8 miles away); Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Conrad (approx. 2.9 miles away in Georgia); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Also see . . .  Albert L. Patterson. (Submitted on January 25, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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