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

Macon County Confederate Monument

 
 
Macon County Confederate Monument (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Macon County Confederate Monument (Front)
Inscription.
Front
1861—1865

Erected by the
Daughters of
the Confederacy
to the Confederate
Soldiers of
Macon County.

CSA

Rear
Honor the
Brave.

CSA

 
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.444′ N, 85° 41.453′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Rosa Parks Avenue and North Main Street (Alabama Route 81), on the left when traveling west on East Rosa Parks Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the Main Street Historic District near the Macon County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Rosa Parks Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 Westside Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon County Legal Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Butler Chapel AME Zion Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birth of Trades Program (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Olivia Davidson Hall (approx. mile away); Carver Research Foundation (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee.
 
Regarding Macon County Confederate Monument.
Macon County Confederate Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Macon County Confederate Monument (Rear)
Macon County Courthouse in far right background.
Full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier stands at parade rest on a square, tapered base. Uniform items include a canteen, a bed roll draped across the figure's chest and a wide-brimmed hat. The figure has a moustache and holds his rifle in front of him with both hands around the barrel and the butt on the ground. There is a Southern Cross at the rear of the base and a flag image in relief. Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.

Data source: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums.
 
Additional comments.
1. Confederate statue vandalized
On October 11th, vandals spray-painted over the wording on the statue. The City of Tuskegee is not sure who will clean it up due to conflicts over who owns the property and statue. See the article in the news.
    — Submitted October 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Macon County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Macon County Confederate Monument
Confederate flag on both right and left sides
Statue located in the Tuskegee town square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Statue located in the Tuskegee town square.
The square and land is actually owned by the Daughters of the Confederacy. The City wants that to change.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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