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

John Murphy

Governor 1825 - 1829

 
 
John Murphy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. John Murphy Marker
Inscription. He initiated construction of the Capitol, the University of Alabama, and the State Bank. The legislature passed laws, known as slave codes, to severely restrict the rights of slaves, while citizens began to press for the removal of Alabama's remaining Indians.
 
Erected 1992 by City of Tuscaloosa.
 
Location. 33° 12.436′ N, 87° 34.443′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on 6th Street west of 28th Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker located on the south end of Capitol Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gabriel Moore (here, next to this marker); Samuel B. Moore (here, next to this marker); John Gayle (here, next to this marker); Clement Comer Clay (a few steps from this marker); Arthur P. Bagby (a few steps from this marker); Hugh McVay (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Fitzpatrick (a few steps from this marker); Joshua L. Martin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alabama Governors: John Murphy. From The Alabama Department of Archives and History.
John Murphy Marker, second marker from the left. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. John Murphy Marker, second marker from the left.
(Submitted on March 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

2. John Murphy - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USGovernmentIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Governor's Row at Capitol Park. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Governor's Row at Capitol Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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