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Jackson in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jackson

 
 
Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. Jackson Marker
Inscription. First village called Republicville. Town laid out in 1815 by Pine Level Land Company and named Pine Level. Incorporated 1816 and renamed Jackson for General Andrew Jackson. First commissioners, David Taylor, David White, Reuben Saffold, Peregrin F. Bayard, Benjamin I. Bedell. Progressive business, commercial, industrial, educational and religious center.
 
Erected 1976 by the Clarke County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 30.466′ N, 87° 53.755′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street (Alabama Route 177) and Magnolia Drive, on the right when traveling west on Commerce Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Commerce Street, Jackson AL 36545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Jackson (here, next to this marker); C S A Brooke Cannon S-96 (here, next to this marker); The Clarke County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station
Jackson Marker in front of Jackson City Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
2. Jackson Marker in front of Jackson City Hall.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Kimbell House (approx. 1 miles away); Jackson Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Taylor House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Central Salt Works (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Jackson website on history of city. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Jackson, Alabama. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
The view east on Commerce Street with marker on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. The view east on Commerce Street with marker on left.
Portrait of General Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl, (c.1837) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Portrait of General Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl, (c.1837)
Namesake of City of Jackson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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