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Near Perdue Hill in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Claiborne

 
 
Claiborne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. Claiborne Marker
Inscription.  During the westward expansion of the United States in the early 1800’s, those whose destination was the new Mississippi Territory took a right fork off the Federal Road which led to the Alabama River ferry at Claiborne. After the land cessions of the Creek Indians in 1814, Claiborne became one of the fastest growing settlements in the old Southwest, attracting a number of Alabama’s early prominent men. Among them were future state governors John Gayle, John Murphy, and Arthur Bagby. Claiborne also was the home of William Barrett Travis, who traveled to Texas and became the hero of the Alamo in 1836.

Sponsored by the J. L. Bedsole Foundation and the Monroe County Heritage Museum.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 31° 32.684′ N,
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87° 30.777′ W. Marker is near Perdue Hill, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Old Fort Claiborne Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 84. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perdue Hill AL 36470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piache (here, next to this marker); Fort Claiborne (approx. ¼ mile away); Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 1½ miles away); Dellet-Bedsole Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); William B. Travis House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perdue Hill.
 
Piache and Claiborne Markers (West Bound View) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. Piache and Claiborne Markers (West Bound View)
Piache and Claiborne Markers (East Bound View) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. Piache and Claiborne Markers (East Bound View)
The Alabama Countryside near the ghost town of Claiborne. Looking across the Alabama River Valley. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
4. The Alabama Countryside near the ghost town of Claiborne. Looking across the Alabama River Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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