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

Jacksonville

First County Seat

 

—Calhoun County, 1833-99 —

 
Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Jacksonville Marker
Inscription.
Town first called Drayton.
Renamed in 1834 to honor
President Andrew Jackson.
Seat moved to Anniston in 1899.

Calhoun Co. originally was Benton Co.,
for Col. T. H. Benton, Creek War officer,
later U. S. Senator from Missouri.
Renamed in 1858 for John C. Calhoun,
champion of South in U. S. Senate.
Benton’s views by then unpopular in South.

 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 48.817′ N, 85° 45.682′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Public Square East (State Highway 21) west of Ladiga Street Southeast, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located on the east side of Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Jacksonville Historic District (a few steps from this marker); John Tyler Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Alabama Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Forney’s Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Forney
Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Jacksonville Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Horace Forney (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Indian Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank of Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Then and Now Calhoun Courthouses. Photo Feature By Al Harris (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

2. Thomas Hart Benton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
3. John C. Calhoun From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Jacksonville Town Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Jacksonville Town Square
Thomas Hart Benton image. Click for full size.
4. Thomas Hart Benton
John C. Calhoun image. Click for full size.
5. John C. Calhoun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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