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Elba in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Folsom Birthplace

 
 
Folsom Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
1. Folsom Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  James Elisha (Big Jim) Folsom, a resident of Elba, Coffee County, served as the 45th and 47th Governor of Alabama. Folsom lived in this home from 1908 to 1910 when it was located near the Folsom Mill Creek and Tabernacle communities. The Folsom family continued to own the house until local officials received it and relocated it to this site in 2002. The house, a good example of a late 19th century farmhouse, is listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
 
Erected 2013 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, John Coffee Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 31° 24.761′ N, 86° 3.976′ W. Marker is in Elba, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of Putnam Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Putnam Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Putnam Street, Elba AL 36323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Folsom Birthplace Home image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
2. Folsom Birthplace Home
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other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Folsom Estate (a few steps from this marker); Elba Lodge #170 AF & AM (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Court Square (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); City of Elba (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Curtis School (approx. 5.4 miles away); Arwood School Site (approx. 6.3 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elba.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .   Dothan Eagle story on placement of marker. (Submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Governor Folsom's former home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
3. Governor Folsom's former home.
Now located next to former jail and the Elba Chamber of Commerce.
Folsom Birthplace and former jail (on left). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
4. Folsom Birthplace and former jail (on left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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