Near Perdue Hill in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
During the westward expansion of the United States in the early 1800’s, those whose destination was the new Mississippi Territory took a right fork off the Federal Road which led to the Alabama River ferry at Claiborne. After the land cessions of the Creek Indians in 1814, Claiborne became one of the fastest growing settlements in the old Southwest, attracting a number of Alabama’s early prominent men. Among them were future state governors John Gayle, John Murphy, and Arthur Bagby. Claiborne also was the home of William Barrett Travis, who traveled to Texas and became the hero of the Alamo in 1836.
Sponsored by the J. L. Bedsole Foundation and the Monroe County Heritage Museum.
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 31° 32.684′ N, 87° 30.777′ W. Marker is near Perdue Hill, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Old Fort Claiborne Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 84. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perdue Hill AL 36470, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piache (here, next to this marker); Fort Claiborne (approx. ¼ mile away); Perdue Hill Industrial School Dellet-Bedsole Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 5.4 miles away); French's Chapel (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perdue Hill.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.