Daphne in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1814 ~ ~ ~ 1977
General Andrew Jackson
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.
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!” 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); Union Siege Battery No. 1 (approx. 2½ 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.)
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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 281 times since then and 78 times this year. 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?