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

This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette

 
 
This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette Marker
Inscription.  
Soldier of France
Volunteer in the cause of
American Liberty
Guest of the Nation
Entertained in Selma
On his way to Cahaba
1825

Placed by the Cherokee Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Selma, Alabama
June 14, 1931

 
Erected 1931 by Cherokee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 32° 24.406′ N, 87° 1.091′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Avenue and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Avenue (here, next to this marker); St. James Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940
This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette Marker On The Brick Piller image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette Marker On The Brick Piller
(within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Pettus Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sleeping Prophet (about 500 feet away); Sgt Robert Weakley Patton (about 500 feet away); Ecor Bienville (about 700 feet away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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