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

Ecor Bienville

1702-1743

 

—The first recorded name of Selma —

 
Ecor Bienville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Ecor Bienville Marker
Inscription.
This tablet commemorates the engagement between
Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville,
Governor of the Province,
and
The Alibamo Indians.
In 1714 Bienville made a friendly visit to this section.

 
Erected 1932 by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.359′ N, 87° 1.21′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Avenue and Lauderdale Street, on the left when traveling west on Water Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge / U.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Selma Movement (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Selma Army Arsenal (about 400 feet away); Arsenal Place (about 400 feet away); Edmund Pettus Bridge
Ecor Bienville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Ecor Bienville Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Sleeping Prophet (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (about 500 feet away); Burning of Downtown (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Ecor Bienville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Ecor Bienville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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