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Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Crowell

 
 
John Crowell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
1. John Crowell Marker
Inscription.  
Near here is the site where John Crowell lived, died, and is interred. Colonel Crowell was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on September 18, 1780; moved to Alabama in 1815, having been appointed as Agent of the United States to the Muscogee Indians. In 1817, he was elected as Alabama's first and only Territorial Delegate to the 15th Congress, where he served from January 29, 1818, until March 3, 1819. Upon Alabama's admission as a State, he was elected its first Congressman.

Reverse:
Served in the 16th Congress from December 14, 1819, until March 3, 1821; then appointed Agent for the Creek Indian Confederacy, which encompassed West Georgia and East Alabama, until the Indians were moved West in 1836. Thereafter, he was nationally known for his race horses, one of which "John Bascomb" was walked from here to Long Island, New York, where on May 5, 1836, on Union Course, he won the prestigious "South Against the North Race". Colonel Crowell died June 25, 1846, and is interred on his plantation.
 
Erected 1984 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission / The Russell County
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 2004.
 
Location. 32° 20.82′ N, 85° 1.146′ W. Marker has been damaged. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 165. This marker was located about a half-mile from the main entrance, on the left, in front of the Cantey Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 AL-165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Asbury School and Mission (here, next to this marker); James Cantey (here, next to this marker); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Mitchell (about 600 feet away); United States Indian Trading Post (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Mitchell (about 600 feet away); Lafayette's Tour (about 600 feet away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been removed due to damage and is awaiting repair. It is on a waiting list for repair work to begin per the Visitor's Center staff.
 
John Crowell Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
2. John Crowell Marker Reverse
Cantey Cemetery entrance and the John Crowell Marker (on the left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
3. Cantey Cemetery entrance and the John Crowell Marker (on the left)
John Crowell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2018
4. John Crowell Marker
The John Crowell Marker was previously to the far left of this group of markers and is currently missing or was removed.
Cantey Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
5. Cantey Cemetery
John Crowell Memorial Obelisk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
6. John Crowell Memorial Obelisk
Damaged John Crowell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2024
7. Damaged John Crowell Marker
Currently stored within a barn inside the Fort stockade and awaiting repair.
John Crowell Marker, on left, within Fort Mitchell stockade barn. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2024
8. John Crowell Marker, on left, within Fort Mitchell stockade barn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,318 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   7, 8. submitted on February 16, 2024, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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