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

Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile

 
 
Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the home of Mayor Samuel H. Garrow, where the Marquis de Lafayette was entertained on his visit to Mobile, April 7, 1825. Lafayette, French officer, statesman, and hero of the American Revolution, visited the United States as "Guest of the Nation" in 1824-1825. Mobile gave an enthusiastic welcome to the distinguished general.
 
Erected 1975 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.342′ N, 88° 2.647′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 98) and South Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Government Street Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobile City Limits (within shouting distance of this marker); Portier House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: (about 500 feet away); Wallace Turnage (about
View of marker in front of Holiday Inn. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. View of marker in front of Holiday Inn.
500 feet away); 400 Government Street 1860 (about 600 feet away); Nicola Marschall Residence (about 600 feet away); Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
More about this marker. Original marker was erected in 1936.
 
Also see . . .  Lafayette's Visit to Alabama. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Le Marquis de Lafayette portrait image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, 1833
3. Le Marquis de Lafayette portrait
View east on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. View east on Government Street.
Looking west on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. Looking west on Government Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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