Tuskegee in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Macon County Confederate Monument
Erected by the
to the Confederate
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 32° 25.444′ N, 85° 41.453′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Rosa Parks Avenue and North Main Street (Alabama Route 81), on the left when traveling west on East Rosa Parks Avenue. Located in the Main Street Historic District near the Macon County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Rosa Parks Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); "Trade With Your Friends" (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 Westside Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon County Legal Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel "Sammy" Leamon Younge, Jr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William P. Mitchell (about 600 feet away); Tuskegee High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Rosa Parks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee.
Regarding Macon County Confederate Monument. Full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier stands at parade rest on a square, tapered base. Uniform items include a canteen, a bed roll draped across the figure's chest and a wide-brimmed hat. The figure has a moustache and holds his rifle in front of him with both hands around the barrel and the butt on the ground. There is a Southern Cross at the rear of the base and a flag image in relief. Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.
Data source: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums.
1. Confederate statue vandalized
On October 11th, vandals spray-painted over the wording on the statue. The City of Tuskegee is not sure who will clean it up due to conflicts over who owns the property and statue. See the article in the news.
— Submitted October 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.