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

A County Older Than The State

Monroe County

 
 
A County Older Than The State Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. A County Older Than The State Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Created in 1815 by proclamation of Governor of Mississippi Territory from lands ceded by Creek Indians in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814.

Named for President James Monroe, fifth President of U.S.., 1817-25, who purchased Florida from Spain, proclaimed the "Monroe Doctrine."

First county seat at Ft. Claiborne, 1815-32.
Gen. F. L. Claiborne built fort in 1813 as base of operations against Creek Indians.

In 1832 County seat moved to Monroeville, earlier called Walker's Mill for first white settler.

(See other side for earlier history)

Reverse:
Throughout colonial times this area was claimed as part of

Florida --- By Spain 1519-1700
Louisiana --- by France 1700-1763
West Florida --- By England 1763-1780
West Florida --- By Spain 1780-1795

Spain ceded area to U.S. in 1795; in turn it was then part of
Mississippi Territory 1798-1817
Alabama Territory 1817-1819
State of Alabama Since 1819
 
Erected 1958 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 31.655′ N, 87° 19.451′ W. Marker is in Monroeville, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Alabama Avenue (State Road 21), on the left when
A County Older Than The State Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. A County Older Than The State Marker (Reverse)
traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 North Alabama Avenue, Monroeville AL 36460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Monroe County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Atticus Finch: Lawyer - Hero (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroeville, Alabama (about 400 feet away); “Lucas’ Raiders” (about 500 feet away); Truman Capote (approx. ¼ mile away); Peterman, Alabama (approx. 5.5 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 7.7 miles away); Puryearville (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroeville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Monroe County from Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
A County Older Than The State Marker (South) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. A County Older Than The State Marker (South)
A County Older Than The State Marker (North) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
4. A County Older Than The State Marker (North)
Monroe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
5. Monroe County Courthouse
The Old Monroe County Courthouse 1903-1963 image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
6. The Old Monroe County Courthouse 1903-1963
Masonic Lodge No. 3 served as one of Monroe County's Earliest Courthouses image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
7. Masonic Lodge No. 3 served as one of Monroe County's Earliest Courthouses
When The Masonic Lodge No. 3 building was located in Claiborne it served as Monroe County's earliest Courthouse prior to the seat being moved to Monroeville in 1832. This building still stands after being relocated to Perdue Hill in 1884.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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