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Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Andrew Jackson

Soldier, Statesman, 7th President U.S.A.

 
 
Gen. Andrew Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, September 6, 2009
1. Gen. Andrew Jackson Marker
Inscription.  Jackson County was created by the State Legislature on December 13, 1819 while in session in Huntsville, Ala. The county was named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson who was visiting in Huntsville at the time. This Statue was presented by the Citizens of Jackson County during the year of the Bicentennial 1776 - 1976
 
Erected 1976.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1812.
 
Location. 34° 40.35′ N, 86° 2.04′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Laurel Street near South Broad Street (State Route 279), on the right when traveling east. Located on the Jackson County Courthouse grounds on the East Laurel Street side. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Thomas Scott (here, next to this marker); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Scottsboro Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); College Hill Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert E. Jones, Jr. / Jones House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Thomas Scott, Sr. (approx. one mile away); Friendship Park / The Decision That Saved the Sons of Scottsboro (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsboro.
 
Gen. Andrew Jackson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, September 6, 2009
2. Gen. Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Andrew Jackson
This 1836-37 portrait of Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC..

“With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, no nineteenth-century president wielded his powers more aggressively than Andrew Jackson, which is confirmed by his use of the presidential veto over Congress. Unlike his predecessors, who invoked that power on strictly constitutional grounds, Jackson vetoed key congressional measures, not because he deemed them illegal, but simply because he did not like them. In doing so, he set a precedent that vastly enlarged the presidential role in congressional law­making. Among Jackson's opponents, this executive activism drew charges of dictatorship. Those accusations, however, carried little weight among yeoman farmers and laborers, who doted on Jackson's professed opposition to elitism.

Jackson is here depicted in the last year of his presidency, …” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,146 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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