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Josiah Morris

1818-1891

 
 
Josiah Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Josiah Morris Marker
Inscription.  Had his bank on this site 1852-1891. He helped finance Montgomery's business, railroads and industry. Here on Dec. 19, 1870, he bought 4150 acres of land and deeded them to the Elyton Land Co. which later was platted, and on his motion named the City of Birmingham.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.682′ N, 86° 18.582′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Commerce Street south of Bibb Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Commerce Street, 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. Decorative Lions Heads (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square
Josiah Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Josiah Morris Marker
On the right of the Regions Bank building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court Square Fountain (about 300 feet away); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Birmingham, Alabama. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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