Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Erected by Russell County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration, and the William Bartram Trails marker series.
Location. 32° 16.626′ N, 85° 0.162′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on State Highway 165. Touch for map. Marker is located next to Oswichee Baptist Church, Est. May 27, 1882, heading West on Al-165N. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fryar Field (approx. 3 miles away); Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church /Macedonia School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spanish Fort, 1689-1691 Pokkecheta, or the Ball Play (approx. 4.8 miles away); Indian Ball Ground (approx. 4.8 miles away); Archaeology And Our Understanding of the Creek People (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Mitchell and Creek Removal (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Census of 1832 (approx. 4.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Google Earth. Driving directions to Oswichee Baptist Church (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
1. Regarding the Royal Appointment
William Bartram was not the king's botanist as this marker claims. John Bartram, William's father, was appointed the King's Botanist for North America in 1765 and held that post until his death in 1777. John Bartram routinely corresponded with a community of persons interested in botany. One such individual was John Fothergill, an English physician and owner of a large botanical garden. Fothergill supported William's expedition through the southern colonies from 1773 until 1777 with payments of £50 per year plus an additional allowance for expenses. During his journey William made shipments to Fothergill that included dried plant specimens, zoological and botanical drawings,
— Submitted February 22, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 946 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.