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Near Crawfordville in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
Inscription. "Little Alec,” Vice-President of the Confederacy, was born nearby in a log cabin Feb. 11, 1812, son of Andrew B. & Margaret Grier Stephens, a poor farm family. At his parents’ death he was educated by an uncle, Gen. A. W. Grier, at Washington, and at Franklin College (U. of Ga.) and was admitted to the Bar in 1834. He served as state legislator and senator from ‘36 to ‘42, as congressman from ‘43 to ‘49 and again in ‘55. After the War he was elected U. S. Senator but was not allowed to take his seat. He served in Congress from ’73 till ‘82 and was Governor of Georgia at his death in 1883. “He was strong by his moral intrepidity.”
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.536′ N, 82° 52.127′ W. Marker is near Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillman Road (County Route 8) and A. H. Stephens Road NE (County Route 80), on the right when traveling north on Hillman Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
2. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawfordville Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston (approx. 2 miles away); Old Tavern Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Taliaferro County (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Alexander Stephens. From the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Alexander Stephens. Another biography of Stephens. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
At the marker A. H. Stephens Road curves off to the right from Hillman Road
Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
The marker points northwest, to the gated road leading to the site of the Stephens' cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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