Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma Navy Yard and Ordnance Works
marks the site of the
Selma Navy Yard
and the Ordnance Works
destroyed by the Federals
Captain Catesby ap Roger Jones, Commandant
Capt. David De Haven
Lieut. C. C. Sims
Lieut. N. H. VanZant
Chas. F. Fahs M.D.
James Thomas M.D.
W. M. Ladd
Simeon B Reardon
A. E. Reimer
Here were cast some of the largest cannon ever made in America. And here were built under the command of Commodore E. Farrand the Battleship Tennessee and several gunboats which took park in the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864.
Erected 1917 by Alabama Division United Daughters of Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Martin Luther King Street, 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. In Honor of James Joseph Reeb (a few steps from this marker); Arsenal Anvil (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940 (approx. ¼ mile away); This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); Sgt Robert Weakley Patton (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Carver Homes Projects (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.