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

Dexter Avenue

Formerly Market Street

 
 
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Dexter Avenue Marker
Inscription.  This street was named to honor Andrew Dexter one of the founders of Montgomery

Along this street moved the inaugural parade of Jefferson Davis when he took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America February 18, 1861

Dixie was played as a band arrangement for the first time on this occasion.
 
Erected 1942 by Sophie Bibb Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 18, 1978.
 
Location. 32° 22.651′ N, 86° 18.142′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Decatur Street, on the right when traveling east on Dexter Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School (within shouting
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Dexter Avenue Marker
Note the quarry marks and holes.
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distance of this marker); Populism / 1901 Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Rural Life / Agricultural Economy (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrialization / Iron Boom (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Depression / New Deal (within shouting distance of this marker); Emancipation / Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Dexter Avenue Marker
Looking east toward the state capitol.
Jefferson Davis' inauguration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
4. Jefferson Davis' inauguration
Location at state capitol west portico where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022