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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr.

Acting Governor of Alabama

 

— July 10-11, 1924 —

 
Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr Acting Governor of Alabama July 10-11 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, January 7, 2022
1. Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr Acting Governor of Alabama July 10-11 1924 Marker
Inscription.  The McDowell-Pappas House served as the home of Charles S. McDowell Jr. during his years in local and state politics. McDowell was born Oct 17,1871 in Eufaula and was educated in local schools and the University of Alabama. He served as mayor of Eufaula, 1908-1912, and was elected to the Alabama Senate in 1918. McDowell served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor William W. Brandon from 1923-1927. During Brandon's absence at the 1924 Democratic National Convention in New York, McDowell became Acting Governor for two days. Brandon endorsed McDowell in the 1926 governor's race but he lost a close election to Bibb Graves. He died on May 22,1943 and is interred at Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1924.
 
Location. 31° 53.564′ N, 85° 9.022′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on West Broad Street east of Sanford Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 W Broad St, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Grierson’s March (about 600 feet away, measured
Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr Acting Governor of Alabama July 10-11 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, January 7, 2022
2. Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr Acting Governor of Alabama July 10-11 1924 Marker
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in a direct line); Chauncey Sparks (about 700 feet away); Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veteran Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022