Courtland in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
American Legion - Post 58
On April 20, 1934, a temporary charter was issued for Gen. Joe Wheeler Post 58, Courtland, Alabama. On November 12, 1946, a permanent charter was granted and the name changed to Wiley Horton Post 58 in honor of the deceased son of State Department Commander C.C. Horton.
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The American Legion is the largest veterans' organization in the United States. It seeks to advance the aims and interest of all veterans. The Legion has 16,000 local posts. Each year the American Legion sponsors over 3,000 baseball and other athletic teams, 3,600 Boy Scout Troops; also, national high school oratory contests to promote the study of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Erected 1996 by the Town of Courtland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
Location. 34° 39.956′ N, 87° 18.632′ W. Marker is in Courtland, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is on College St.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 College St, Courtland AL 35618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Roads / One of the South's First Railroads 1832 (a few steps from this marker); The Red Rovers / Red Rovers Roster (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtland's Early Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); A Cotton Kingdom (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Courtland / Early Settlers (about 400 feet away); The African ~ American Experience (about 400 feet away); Harris-Simpson Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courtland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courtland.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 4. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.