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Gosport in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Murphy

Fourth Governor of Alabama

 
 
John Murphy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. John Murphy Marker
Inscription.  
Born 1785 in Robeson County, N.C.
Came in 1818 to Monroe County, Alabama. Represented Monroe County in Alabama Constitutional Convention in 1819 and in State Legislature 1819-1822. Served as Governor of Alabama 1825-1829. Elected 1833 to Congress for one term. Died 1841 and is buried in Gosport 2 miles from here on his Clarke County Plantation.
 
Erected 1979 by Clarke County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 31° 35.05′ N, 87° 35.482′ W. Marker is in Gosport, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Gosport Landing Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 84. Marker located in front of the Gosport Volunteer Fire Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whatley AL 36482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dellet-Bedsole Plantation (approx. 3.9 miles away); Claiborne (approx. 5.4 miles away); Piache (approx.
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5.4 miles away); Fort Claiborne (approx. 5˝ miles away); Suggsville (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Line Road (approx. 5.9 miles away); Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 6.7 miles away); William B. Travis House (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
John Murphy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. John Murphy Marker
East bound view along U.S. Highway 84 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. East bound view along U.S. Highway 84
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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