Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
To Jean Baptiste LeMoyne
Sieur de Bienville
Governor of Louisiana
and Founder of the first Capital, Mobile, in 1711.
Born 1680 — Died 1768
With the Genius to create an Empire
and the Courage to maintain it patient amid Faction
and successful even in Defeat,
he brought his Settlement
the Prosperity of true Civilization
and the Happiness of real Christianity.
He who founds a city
builds himself a live-long Monument.
Erected 1906 by Colonial Dames of Alabama.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 41.505′ N, 88° 2.552′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dauphin Street and North Conception Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 Dauphin Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Battle of Mobile Bay (within shouting distance of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Salvation Army in Mobile (about 300 feet away); Merchants National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); Nicola Marschall Residence (about 500 feet away); Saenger Theatre (about 500 feet away); Cadillac Homesite (about 500 feet away); John Forbes & Co. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Jean Baptiste LeMoyne. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Biography of Jean Baptiste LeMoyne. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.