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The Mobile Bar Association

Alabama's First Bar Association

 
 
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Photographed By Stephen Bell, February 21, 2011
1. The Mobile Bar Association Marker
Inscription.  On March 29, 1869, 32 attorneys organized the Mobile Bar Association, the first bar association in Alabama and the 14th oldest bar association in the entire nation. They filed the Association's Declaration of Incorporation on April 12, 1869, having contributed $5,000.00 in capital, and established a law library in the City of Mobile.

Original Members:

P. Hamilton • Thos. A. Hamilton • Henry St. Paul • Thos. N. Macartney • H. Austill • Robt. H. Smith • Wm. G. Jones • Thos. H. Price • Thomas E. Herndon • D.C. Anderson • M.E. Macartney • Hugh L. Cole • E.S. Dargan • D.P. Bestor • L. Gibbons • A.R. Manning • George A. Stewart • W.C. Easton • G.Y. Overall • R. Inge Smith • Percy Walker • J. Little Smith • M.B. Jones • A.M. Granger • Jno A. Tompkins • W. Boyles • G. Horton • A.E. Buck • James Bond • Harry T. Toulmin • James Gillette • C.F. Moulton

Dedicated in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the founding this 15th day of April, 1999

 
Erected 1999 by Alabama State Bar.
 
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topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1869.
 
Location. 30° 41.384′ N, 88° 2.5′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Government Street east of South Conception Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 153 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Office of Dr. Henry S. LeVert, 1804-1864. (a few steps from this marker); Oldest Episcopal Church in the State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 300 feet away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Richard Robertson (about 400 feet away); Second Fort Conde Ruin (about 400 feet away); WALA-TV, Channel 10 (about 500 feet away); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade (about 500 feet away); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Mobile Bar Association. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
The Mobile Bar Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Bell, February 21, 2011
2. The Mobile Bar Association Marker
The Mobile Bar Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Bell, February 21, 2011
3. The Mobile Bar Association Marker
Building Address Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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