Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First White House of the Confederacy
Designated Executive Residence by the Provisional Confederate Congress February 21, 1861. President Jefferson Davis and his family lived here until the Confederate Capital moved to Richmond summer 1861. Built by William Sayre 1832-35 at Bibb and Lee Streets. Moved to present location by the First White House Association and dedicated June 3, 1921.
Erected 1978 by First White House Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 2007.
Location. 32° 22.582′ N, 86° 17.995′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Union Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 644 Washington Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Lister Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flame of Freedom (about 300 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Alabama Highway Patrol (about 300 feet away); To the Memory of General Marquis De La Fayette (about 400 feet away); James Marion Sims (about 500 feet away); John Allan Wyeth (about 500 feet away); United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,889 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 11, 12, 13. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 14, 15. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 16, 17, 18. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.