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

In Honor of William Calvin Oates

1835-1910

 
 
In Honor of William Calvin Oates Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, February 7, 2021
1. In Honor of William Calvin Oates Marker
Inscription.  A Soldier, Statesman, Author and Editor who went from Abbeville as Captain of the Henry County Pioneers C.S.A.
U.S. Congressman 14 years 1880 - 1894
Brig. Gen. Spanish American War 1897
Member
State Constitutional Convention 1901
Governor of Alabama 1894 - 1896

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 31° 34.286′ N, 85° 14.975′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Doswell Street near West Washington Street (Alabama Route 10), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Doswell St, Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (within shouting distance of this marker); A County Older Than the State (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry, The Mother County (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery
In Honor of William Calvin Oates 1835-1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, February 7, 2021
2. In Honor of William Calvin Oates 1835-1910 Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad / Pelham House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama article on William Calvin Oates. (Submitted on February 9, 2021.)
 
William Calvin Oates portrait image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, 1908
3. William Calvin Oates portrait
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   3. submitted on February 9, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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