Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Tyler Morgan House
Morgan was a leader in the Secession Convention, ranking second only to William Lowndes Yancey in influence and power of debate. During the war he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private and was promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General.
A practicing attorney, he opposed Radical Reconstruction and in 1876 was elected to the U.S. Senate, where his 30 year tenure proved to be one of the longest in history. He is known as the “Father of the Isthmian Canal” and for his services on the Bering Sea Fisheries Commission, which prevented the extinction of seals and other sea life in Pacific waters.
National Register of Historic Places 9-27-1972
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 24.824′ N, 87° 1.65′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Tremont Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 Tremont Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Sturdivant Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabry - Jones Home (about 400 feet away); White - Force Cottage (about 400 feet away); Fairoaks Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Fairoaks” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware - Baker - Jones House (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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