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

Dexter Avenue

Formerly Market Street

 
 
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Dexter Avenue Marker
Inscription. This street was named to honor Andrew Dexter one of the founders of Montgomery

Along this street moved the inaugural parade of Jefferson Davis when he took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America February 18, 1861

Dixie was played as a band arrangement for the first time on this occasion.
 
Erected 1942 by Sophie Bibb Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.651′ N, 86° 18.142′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Decatur Street, on the right when traveling east on Dexter Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thousands Protest at the Seat of Government
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Dexter Avenue Marker
Note the quarry marks and holes.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (about 300 feet away); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (about 300 feet away); James Edwin Livingston (about 300 feet away); George Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Dexter Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Dexter Avenue Marker
Looking east toward the state capitol.
Jefferson Davis' inauguration image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
4. Jefferson Davis' inauguration
Location at state capitol west portico where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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