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

Mobile City Limits

 

—1711 —

 
Mobile City Limits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. Mobile City Limits Marker
Inscription.  This site marks the southwestern limit of the city of Mobile in 1711. Known then as Fort Louis de la Mobile, it had been founded by the French at 27-Mile Bluff in 1702 and moved to its present site in 1711. Mobile has been a city under six flags. The French flag was followed by the English, Spanish, American, Republic of Alabama, Confederate, and again American. This is an unusual record.
 
Erected by Christopher Branch Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 30° 41.363′ N, 88° 2.629′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 98) and South Jackson Street, on the right when traveling west on Government Street. Touch for map. Located inside fence of parking lot under trees. Marker is at or near this postal address: Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Government Street Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile
View from marker looking west on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. View from marker looking west on Government Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wallace Turnage (about 400 feet away); Portier House (about 400 feet away); Nicola Marschall Residence (about 500 feet away); Saenger Theatre (about 500 feet away); Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
View from marker looking east on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. View from marker looking east on Government Street.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2019, by Steve Smith of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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