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Bay Minette in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Judge Harry Toulmin

(1766 – 1823)

 
 
Judge Harry Toulmin plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Judge Harry Toulmin plaque
Inscription. Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first federal judge for part of the Mississippi Territory – now southern Alabama. Toulmin issued the arrest warrant for Aaron Burr and helped prevent war with Spain. He wrote the first digest of laws of Alabama. His judicial territory included Baldwin County, and he was Baldwin County's only delegate to the First Alabama Constitutional Convention in 1819.
 
Erected 2009 by Baldwin County.
 
Location. 30° 52.97′ N, 87° 46.452′ W. Marker is in Bay Minette, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Square (U.S. 31) and Hand Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Located in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than the State, Baldwin County (a few steps from this marker); Bottle Creek Site (within
Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse.
shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin County Eternal Flame Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Minette Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bay Minette, Alabama (about 700 feet away); Kennedy Mill, c.1811 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Major Robert Farmar Plantation (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Mound Line (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay Minette.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Harry Toulmin. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Harry Toulmin. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Persons
 
Judge Harry Toulmin plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Judge Harry Toulmin plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 186 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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