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

1814 ~ ~ ~ 1977

General Andrew Jackson

 
 
1814 ~ ~ ~ 1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. 1814 ~ ~ ~ 1977 Marker
Inscription.
Standing on a low limb of a giant oak tree near here, General Andrew Jackson made a pep talk to his troops, fresh from their victory at the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend and poised before advancing on the British and Spanish at Pensacola, and the British at New Orleans.
Victories in all these battles speaks well for the rest his men enjoyed here, as well as the talk.
Probably the only occasion in Jackson's long career that he was on a low limb.

In memory of Captain George Culver, July 11, 1909 - December 28, 1974

 
Erected by Daphne - Spanish Fort Lions Club.
 
Location. 30° 37.77′ N, 87° 54.686′ W. Marker is in Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Main Street south of Bayfront Park Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27717 Main Street, Daphne AL 36526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patriot's Point Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Little Bethel Baptist Church: (approx. 1.8 miles away); City of Daphne (approx. 1.9 miles away); “Damn The Torpedoes!”
The next 2 entrances on the right lead to the City of Daphne Village Point Park Preserve. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The next 2 entrances on the right lead to the City of Daphne Village Point Park Preserve.
The park is home to one of the largest and most historic live oaks in Alabama and is called the Jackson Oak of this markers' fame.
(approx. 2 miles away); Stop 7 Fort McDermott: (approx. 2 miles away); Stop 8 The Eighth Iowa Line: (approx. 2 miles away); Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781) (approx. 2 miles away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daphne.
 
Also see . . .  Village Point Park Preserve story about the Jackson Oak. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
General Andrew Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. General Andrew Jackson
Portrait by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl
View of marker looking north towards U.S. Highway 98. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
4. View of marker looking north towards U.S. Highway 98.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Jackson Oak located nearby in the City of Daphne Village Point Park Preserve. • Can you help?
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