Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Edmund Winston Pettus House Site
Edmund Winston Pettus, lawyer, General C.S.A., U.S. Senator, was born Limestone County, Alabama, 1821.
Admitted to bar, 1842.
Moved to Cahaba, 1858.
Major, C.S.A., 1861.
Brigadier General, 1863.
U.S. Senator, 1897-1907.
Resided here from 1866 until death, 1907.
When in Senate, with John T. Morgan, Selma was home of both U.S. Senators from Alabama.
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 32° 24.375′ N, 87° 1.383′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Alabama Avenue east of Mabry Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Selma Army Arsenal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arsenal Place (about 500 feet away); Federal Building and U.S. Court House (about 700 feet away); Lieutenant John Tillman MelvinBurning of Downtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ecor Bienville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Est. 1838 (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 1,316 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 4. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.