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Moulton in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A County Older Than The State

Lawrence County

 
 
A County Older Than The State Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
1. A County Older Than The State Marker
Inscription.  
Created by Territorial Legislature
in 1818 from lands ceded by
Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians

Named for U.S, Navy hero of War of 1812
Capt. James Lawrence
Fatally wounded, his famous command was
"Don't Give Up The Ship"

County seat since 1820 has been
at Mouton which was named for
hero of Creek Indian War. 1813-14.

 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 34° 28.877′ N, 87° 17.523′ W. Marker is in Moulton, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (County Route 460) and Market Street (Alabama Route 33), on the right when traveling east on Court Street. In front of Lawrence County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14330 Court Street, Moulton AL 35650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Newport Royall (within shouting distance of this marker); General Phillip Dale Roddy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moulton Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gallagher Hill/Science Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Judge Thomas M. Peters (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Leroy Pope Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .  Wall of Heroes: Capt. James Lawrence. Lawrence died of wounds he received on June 4, 1813. After Lawrence's death was reported to his friend and fellow officer, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, he ordered a large blue battle ensign, stitched with the phrase "DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP" in bold white letters. The Perry Flag was displayed on his flagship during a victorious engagement against the British on Lake Erie in September 1813. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
A County Older Than The State Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
2. A County Older Than The State Marker
View towards Court Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
3. View towards Court Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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