York in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Line 32° 28´ North Latitude
Northern Boundary of:
British W. Florida 1764-83
Spanish W. Florida 1783-95
Mississippi Territory: 1798-1804
Washington County 1800-12
Clarke County 1812-15
Southern Boundary of:
British Illinois 1764-83
United States 1783-95
Line fixed in 1764 by British king across present Alabama-Mississippi.
France had ceded area to Britain in 1763.
Erected 1954 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 30.373′ N, 88° 16.595′ W. Marker is in York, Alabama, in Sumter County. Marker is on 4th Avenue (U.S. 11) 0.6 miles north of Longshore Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1505 4th Avenue, York AL 36925, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York Veterans War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); History of York / The Coleman Center (approx. 1.9 miles away); Livingston, Ala. (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sumter County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well Sumter County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Sumter County's Covered Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Regarding Line 32° 28´ North Latitude. After France gave area to Britain in the Colonial Era, surveyors marked the boundaries including this one in York on U.S. Highway 11.
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Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.