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

John Anthony Winston

1812-1871

 
 
John Anthony Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay
1. John Anthony Winston Marker
Inscription.  As the 15th Governor of Alabama, Winston signed the bill creating the Alabama Public School System in 1854. He was known as the "Veto Governor” due to his stance against transportation funding. In his honor, Hancock County's name was changed to Winston on 1/22/1858. During the Civil War he became a Colonel in the 8th Ala Int. Reg. of the Confederate Army. When told to surrender at the Battle of Seven Pines he shouted, "I didn't join the army to surrender." With horse reins in his teeth, drawing both pistols, he began firing, leading his men from the trap.

Placed by the Winston Co. Grays, Camp 1766 or the Ala. Div. Sons of Cont. Vet. & Houston Hist. Society.

Sculptor, Branko Medenica

 
Erected by Winston Co. Grays, Camp 1766 of the Ala. Div. Sons of Conf. Vet. and Houston Hist. Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 8.464′ N, 87° 15.461′ W. Marker is in Houston, Alabama, in Winston County
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. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 63 and County Road 61, on the left when traveling south on County Road 63. Located at the Houston Historic Jail site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4806 Co Rd 63, Houston AL 35572, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willis Farris (here, next to this marker); Richard Elliott Payne (here, next to this marker); The Jail at Houston / Houston-County Seat of Winston (a few steps from this marker); M1841 Mountain Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Former Site of Smith Schoolhouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Early Post Office Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Meek High School War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Arley, Alabama (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
John Anthony Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 8, 2021
2. John Anthony Winston Marker
John Anthony Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 8, 2021
3. John Anthony Winston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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