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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mobile County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Mobile County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mobile County, AL (220) Baldwin County, AL (137) Washington County, AL (11) George County, MS (1) Greene County, MS (4) Jackson County, MS (67)  MobileCounty(220) Mobile County (220)  BaldwinCounty(137) Baldwin County (137)  WashingtonCounty(11) Washington County (11)  GeorgeCountyMississippi(1) George County (1)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  JacksonCounty(67) Jackson County (67)
Mobile is the county seat for Mobile County
Adjacent to Mobile County, Alabama
      Baldwin County (137)  
      Washington County (11)  
      George County, Mississippi (1)  
      Greene County, Mississippi (4)  
      Jackson County, Mississippi (67)  
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1 Alabama, Mobile County, Axis — Kirk House
The house was designed and constructed by Donald Kirk in 1914 for his parents Charles Martin and Mary Harding Kirk. He studied civil engineering at Auburn University and graduated from Columbia University's School of Mines in 1910. The house is . . . Map (db m226707) HM
2 Alabama, Mobile County, Bayou La Batre — Alabama's Coastal ConnectionBlessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The practice is predominantly Catholic, though sometimes Episcopalian, and a blessing from the local priest is meant to ensure a safe and . . . Map (db m117257) HM
3 Alabama, Mobile County, Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre
Founded in 1786 by Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955. The local seafood industry in this seafaring town serves as a centerpiece for the Discovery Channel's series, Big Shrimping. In addition, the city was . . . Map (db m117254) HM
4 Alabama, Mobile County, Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre
Originally called "Reviere D'Erbane," the bayou acquired present name from French-maintained battery of artillery on West Bank for defense. First permanent settlement on south Mobile County mainland. Founded 1786 when Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), . . . Map (db m117256) HM
5 Alabama, Mobile County, Bayou La Batre — Bayou La Batre, Alabama
The stream near the site, known as Bayou la Batre, was known during the period of French occupation as "Riviere d'Erbane," then as "Rivere la batterie" because of the French artillery battery located on its banks. The town's name consists of bayou, . . . Map (db m117255) HM
6 Alabama, Mobile County, Chastang — 7 — St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church — Mount Vernon History Trail —
On December 23, 1784, the Spanish civil-military governor of Mobile, Don Henri Grimarest, granted a 1,938-acre tract of land to Dr. John Baptist Chastang for habitation and cultivation. At that time Dr. Chastang was living at Fuerte San Esteban . . . Map (db m149279) HM
7 Alabama, Mobile County, Chickasaw — City of Chickasaw
Front The name Chickasaw originated from Native Americans living in the area prior to the arrival of the French settlement at Twenty-Seven Mile Bluff in 1702. Native Americans from the Apalachee and Choctaw Tribes referred to the creek . . . Map (db m111286) HM
8 Alabama, Mobile County, Citronelle — 14 — "Having Surrendered Their Arms, the War, to Them, Was Over"Citronelle, Surrender Site — The Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail —
On April 30, 1865, C.S. General Richard Taylor, by then back in Meridian, received a wire from U. S. General Edward Canby. The truce negotiated at Magee Farm, Canby informed him, must end in 48 hours, because Washington had rejected the . . . Map (db m126690) HM
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9 Alabama, Mobile County, Citronelle — Surrender Site
Here on May 4, 1865 Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor, C.S.A. surrendered the last organized Confederate forces, the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, to Major Gen. E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A. thereby bringing to an official close the War . . . Map (db m126730) HM
10 Alabama, Mobile County, Creola — Site of Old Mobile
(English) Site of Old Mobile Fort Louis de la Louisiane Founded 1702 by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville Under orders of Louis XIV First Capital of French Louisiana 1702-1711 (French) Site de Vieux Mobile Fort . . . Map (db m70588) HM
11 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Stop E — "Save Your Garrison."Bombardment of Fort Powell: — Stop E —
The Confederates built Fort Powell on Tower Island, an oyster shell bank fifty feet north of Grant's Pass. The Pass provided an easy route from Mobile Bay to New Orleans through Mississippi Sound. C.S. Lieutenant Colonel James M. Williams, only . . . Map (db m87239) HM
12 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Stop D — "To Be Blown To Kingdom Come"Siege of Fort Gaines — Stop D —
Once Farragut was in the Bay, capture of Fort Gaines and Powell would prevent his isolation there. So at 4:00 pm, August 3, 1864, 1,500 soldiers commanded by U.S. General Edward Canby (but under the operational direction of General Gordon . . . Map (db m87219) HM
13 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Stop D — “Damn the Torpedoes!”The Battle of Mobile Bay: — Stop D —
At 7:25 a.m., August 5, 1864, Admiral Farragut’s lead monitor Tecumseh steered into the torpedo field at the mouth of Mobile Bay. The admiral had ordered Commander Tunis Craven, the Tecumseh’s captain, to engage the ram . . . Map (db m87234) HM
14 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — 19th Century ShipwreckExposed by Hurricane Georges
The huge timbers you see are a ship's keel section, washed ashore in the fury of Hurricane Georges in the fall of 1998. A house was destroyed with it's impact. The remains formed the bottom ridge line of the ship and would have held the ribs of . . . Map (db m87217) HM
15 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Anchor From U.S.S. Hartford
This anchor came from the U.S.S. Hartford, Admiral Farragut's flagship during the Civil War "Battle of Mobile Bay" in August of 1864. It was there that he uttered the now famous words, "Damn the Torpedoes—Full Speed Ahead!"Map (db m87244) HM
16 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — British Occupation of Dauphin IslandFebruary - April 1815
When British forces arrived at Mobile Bay to assault Fort Bowyer on Mobile Point, half of the British army under the command of Sir John Kean, who was recovering from wounds suffered during the defeat at New Orleans, was landed on Dauphin Island to . . . Map (db m122427) HM
17 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Dauphin Island
Incorporated in 1988, Dauphin Island is recognized as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama." Having served as the capital of the Louisiana Territory in the early 1700's, this unique barrier island has a rich history. Today Dauphin Island is admired . . . Map (db m226724) HM
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18 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Dauphin Island
This island, rich in history and legend, was known to Europeans by 1502. Pineda visited in 1519, Narvaes and deVaca in 1528, the fleet of deSoto in 1540, and the deLuna colonists in 1559. In 1699, d'Iberville and Bienville arrived under orders . . . Map (db m226727) HM
19 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Dauphin Island Indian Shell Mound Park
This park and bird refuge dates from the Mississippian Period (AD 1100 to 1550). Native Americans, who roasted oysters and fished in adjacent Dauphin Island Bay, visited the shell mounds for centuries. From excavations carried out in 1990, . . . Map (db m122350) HM
20 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Energy from the Sands of Time
The platform that you can see east of Dauphin Island is operated by one of many oil and gas companies operating in Alabama waters. These platforms are extracting natural gas (methane), a relatively clean-burning petroleum product. The platform . . . Map (db m122548) HM
21 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Fort Gaines
Established in 1821 for defense of Mobile Bay and named in honor of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, 1777-1849 who played an important part in early Alabama History and while Commandant of Fort Stoddard captured Aaron Burr near McIntosh in February . . . Map (db m39393) HM
22 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — John F. Porter, Jr. Goat Tree Reserve / The Goat Tree
John F. Porter, Jr. Goat Tree Reserve John F. Porter, Ph.D. served as volunteer Executive Director of Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. (incorporated as Friends of Dauphin Island Audubon Sanctuary) from its inception in 1992 until his . . . Map (db m151634) HM
23 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Patriot4 July 2016
In memory of the men and women who answered the call of duty to our beloved country (USA) Gave the ultimate sacrifice Their lives These patriots, lost to eternity Will not be forgottenMap (db m226760) WM
24 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Stop 1 — Storm Clouds GatherThe Overland Campaign — Stop 1: Fort Gaines —
To Wait and Watch In late August 1864 the Federals controlled Mobile Bay but could not attack Mobile. Admiral Farragut could not reach the City even with his light draft vessels, because the channels in the upper Bay had been obstructed. . . . Map (db m87243) HM
25 Alabama, Mobile County, Eight Mile — "Little Church in the Pines"Musuem at Chickasabogue Park
The building on this site has been called many names and served many functions in its long life. Originally known as the "Methodist-Episcopalian Church" and later as the "Little Church in the Pines," the structure was located a few miles from here . . . Map (db m146901) HM
26 Alabama, Mobile County, Grand Bay — Grand Bay Elementary School for ColoredEstablished in 1919
The Grand Bay Elementary School for Colored was located on land adjacent to this building. Peter Alba donated the parcel on which the school was constructed in 1919. Soon thereafter, Black residents of Grand Bay and the Board of School . . . Map (db m189763) HM
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27 Alabama, Mobile County, Grand Bay — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region —
In 1775, William Bartram, Colonial naturalist, visited Mobile and environs recording flora, fauna, land areas, and rivers.Map (db m102188) HM
28 Alabama, Mobile County, Le Moyne — Ellicott's StoneErected April 9th, 1799 Reported damaged
Marks 1st Southern Boundary of the United States and the Mississippi Territory created in 1798 -----900 feet East----- Stone marked 31° North Latitude separating the U.S. & Spanish Florida. This line of demarcation ran from the . . . Map (db m104073) HM
29 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865The Museum of Mobile
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . Map (db m87288) HM
30 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — "Take Her Down!"Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Panel 1: Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond The call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 . . . Map (db m74811) WM
31 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad
Manufactured at Tredegar Iron Works Richmond, Virginia CSA This cannon was used by Alabama Confederate Forces in the defense of Mobile during the War for Southern Independence from 1861-1865. It was mounted at Ft. Powell, guarding . . . Map (db m86727) HM
32 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 26 - Foot Motor SurfboatUSCG-MK 5
The small boat you are looking at is a United States Coast Guard 26 - Foot Motor Surfboat, Mark V. Manufactured from 1960 through the 1990's, the USCG used this basic rescue boat at shore-stations where the boat was driven into the surf for near . . . Map (db m191533) HM
33 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 400 Government Street 1860(Ketchum House - Cathedral Rectory)
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34 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 41-Foot Utility BoatUSCG-UTB
The vessel you are looking at is a United States Coast Guard 41-Foot Utility Boat-Large or (UTB). Manufactured in the 1970's, the (UTB) was a standard utility boat used by the USCG for a variety of inshore missions at Search and Rescue Stations in . . . Map (db m191526) HM
35 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 6-Pounder Saluting Gun
The 6-pounder gun was standard armament on ships of the Spanish-American War era but it is long since obsolete as an offensive weapon. Two of these guns are now carried on board major combatant ships for firing gun salutes with blank charges. The . . . Map (db m194137) HM
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36 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m162406) HM
37 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA1861–1865 Reported permanently removed
(Front):Commander, C.S. Steamer Alabama. Rear-Admiral, C.S. Navy Sailor, Patriot, Statesman, Scholar, and Christian Gentleman (Side Plaque): Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA Commander of the Most Successful Sea Raider In History, . . . Map (db m40669) HM
38 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 2 — Africatown
Near here in circa 1860, Timothy Meaher unloaded approximately 110 smuggled Africans of Yoruba ethnicity from the schooner Clotilda, the last known documented slave ship to force enslaved people of African descent to the United States. He shared his . . . Map (db m161845) HM
39 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company
Dedicated to the memory of those employees of the Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company the known and unknown service men who lost their lives in World War II (51 names)Map (db m136754) WM
40 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democracy in America visited this area during his 1831 – 1832 tour of America Tocqueville C-SPAN placed by C-SPAN and the cable television industry . . . Map (db m161894) HM
41 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — An Unheralded Breed of Soldier
Let all who read these words of gratitude and praise know that tens of thousands of America's fighting men and women owe their lives to the deeds and courage of war dogs and their handlers. Further, let it be known that many breeds of dogs, large . . . Map (db m74162) HM WM
42 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 1 — Andrew N. Johnson
Andrew N. Johnson, born 1865 in Marion, Alabama, graduated from Talladega College in 1886, and taught in rural Alabama. On this site in 1894, he established the Mobile Weekly Press, a voice for African-Americans, "A.N.", a powerful member of the . . . Map (db m111347) HM
43 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — AustraliaKorean War Memorial
Australia's contribution to the Korean War included 77 Squadron of the RAAF and the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Australian troops participated in two major battles in 1951. On April 22, Chinese forces attacked forcing South Korean and . . . Map (db m191385) HM WM
44 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — B-52D "Stratofortress"
Plans for the B-52 began as early as 1945, but the first flight of a B52D was not until June 4, 1956. The operational life of the B-52 spans the period from 1957 to the present, and included the most critical phase of the war in Vietnam. The . . . Map (db m50424) HM
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45 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Barton Academy
Built 1835-1836. First public school in Alabama. Named for Rep. Willoughby Barton, author of Bill creating public schools of Mobile some 28 yrs. before State system. It was used as a hospital for Union soldiers in 1864.Map (db m86387) HM
46 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Barton Academy
The first public school in Alabama built in 1835-36, used continuously since that time for the purpose of education except for a brief period during the Civil War when it was a hospital. Named for State Rep. Willoughby Barton of Mobile who was the . . . Map (db m143517) HM
47 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Battle of Coffeeville Memorial
This memorial marks the burial site of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Coffeeville December 5 1862 some known by name - others known but to God Pvt J C Barret • Pvt Henry Byers Co B 26 Miss Regt • Co C . . . Map (db m86447) WM
48 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Battle of Fort Blakely Monument
Ill. 76th Vol. Inf. In Memory of our Heroes Who Fell at Fort Blakely, Ala. April 9, 1865 —— 2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 13th Army Corps. William T. Duke • Micajah S. Moore • William Crimes • George H. Hopkins • George . . . Map (db m86870) WM
49 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Battle of Mobile Bay Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to US Navy, US Marine Corps, and Confederate States Navy personnel who lost their lives in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War August 5, 1864 Map (db m86446) WM
50 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — BelgiumKorean War Memorial
Belgium's Korea Volunteer Corps, Corps Volontaires Corea was comprised of 900 Infantry troops. The 1st Belgium Battalion, 1st Bataillon Belge arrived in December 1950 and was attached to the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division in January 1951. It was . . . Map (db m192142) WM
51 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 4 — Bettie Hunter House
Built in 1878 in the Italianate style. In 1852, Bettie Hunter was born a slave in Dallas County, Alabama and later moved to Mobile after the Civil War. She and her brother, Henry Hunter, had a profitable carriage business in downtown Mobile. She . . . Map (db m86389) HM
52 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 5 — Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church — Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail —
This congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves who worshipped in their masters' church, a Methodist congregation. They were required to move to a small house provided for them. Their perseverance and faith held them together through . . . Map (db m86573) HM
53 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — BritainKorean War Memorial
The British Commonwealth Forces were comprised of British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander and South African contingents. The first British units to arrive on August 28, 1950 were the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and the 1st Battalion Argyll . . . Map (db m191414) HM WM
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54 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Cadillac Homesite
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55 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Caldwell Field
Caldwell Field is named in honor of James Henry Caldwell, celebrated for bringing the concept of the manufactured gas business to the City of Mobile. On September 20, 1836, Mr. Caldwell entered into a contract with the City of Mobile, which granted . . . Map (db m111390) HM
56 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 6 — Caldwell School
Opened in 1887 as Broad Street Academy, this was the site of Mobile's first public high school for African Americans. The building was razed in 1947, and a new elementary school was constructed and named in recognition of William Caldwell, the first . . . Map (db m111353) HM
57 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — CanadaKorean War Memorial
The first Canadian aid to the UN forces came from the Royal Canadian Navy. On July 12, 1950, three Canadian destroyers were dispatched to Korean waters to serve under UN command. In addition, a Royal Canadian AirForce Squadron was assigned to air . . . Map (db m191417) HM WM
58 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile
Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Parish established in 1703 by John-Baptiste del la Croix, Bishop of Québec, while Mobile served as capital of Louisiana. Oldest religious congregation of any denomination in Alabama and the . . . Map (db m117246) HM
59 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Catholic Cemetery
Catholic Cemetery, established in 1848 by Michael Portier, Bishop of Mobile, with purchase of five acres on Stone St., now Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Significant for its circular pattern original section has three concentric rings of graves . . . Map (db m112224) HM
60 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Christ Church(Episcopal)
Established in 1823, the first Episcopal Congregation in Mobile and in the State of Alabama. Cornerstone of present edifice laid in 1835; building completed and consecrated 1842 by Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana and Alabama, later General . . . Map (db m86580) HM
61 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 10 — Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
Mrs. Pearl Johnson Madison was one of the early African-American women to own a funeral home in the state of Alabama in 1928. The funeral home and burial association served the African-American community when white mortuaries would not. Today, the . . . Map (db m111310) HM
62 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 7 — Christopher First Johnson House
C. First Johnson was an entrepreneur, pastor of St. Louis Street Baptist Church, and lecturer. Johnson ran for political office in the 1890's. He founded the Union Mutual Aid Association, Mobile's first black-owned insurance company. By 1911, his . . . Map (db m111317) HM
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63 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — City HallErected 1853 - 1858
Southern market buildings & municipal offices also served as military armory before and during the Civil war Stalls for farmers, butchers, game sellers and fishermen on ground floor Officially registered in 1969 in National Register of . . . Map (db m87287) HM
64 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — ColombiaKorean War Memorial
The first of four Colombian Battalions to serve in Korea during the war arrived in June 1951 and remained until being replaced by the 2nd Battalion Colombia in July 1952. The 3rd Battalion Colombia provided relief in November 1952 and was replaced . . . Map (db m191416) HM WM
65 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Confederate RestThe Confederate Dead
In 1862, while Alabama was a State among the Confederate States of America suffering invasion by Union forces, the City of Mobile designed this Square 13 of Magnolia Cemetery as "Soldier's Rest" for Confederate Patriots who were casualties of the . . . Map (db m87210) HM WM
66 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 13 — Creole Firehouse #1
This two-story brick structure was built in 1869 with James H. Hutchisson as architect to house the first volunteer fire company in Mobile. The company was founded in 1819. As descendants of the French, Spanish and Africans, the Creoles formed their . . . Map (db m86402) HM
67 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Crew of CSS H. L. Hunley Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the gallant crew of the CSS Horace L Hunley and their commander 1st Lt George E Dixon Co A 21st Ala Inf CSA who perished on the attack on the USS Housatonic Feb 17 1864Map (db m86251) WM
68 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Crown & Scepter of Isabel
The first and only replica of the Crown & Scepter of Queen Isabella and casks of earth from her place of birth, Madrical, Old Castile, and her place of interment, the Basilica at Granada, reside here, gifts from her beloved Granada. The originals . . . Map (db m154246) HM
69 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — CSS Alabama Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the officers and men of the CSS Alabama who perished during the attack of the USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864 Yeo George Applebee • FN Christian Pust Stew A G Bartelli • Sea John Roberts Cox Henry . . . Map (db m86441) WM
70 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 14 — Dave Patton(1879-1927)
Patton began his hauling business with two mules and grew to become a prominent real estate entrepreneur and contractor, building many area roads and schools. Patton purchased this site in 1900. According to oral tradition, he commissioned architect . . . Map (db m111313) HM
71 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 32 — Dr. H. Roger Williams(1869-1929)
Dr. Williams opened one of the early African-American drugstores- Live and Let Live on this site in 1901. Born on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, he graduated from Meharry Medical School in 1900 and was the second black physician to practice . . . Map (db m86393) HM
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72 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 16 — Dr. James A. Franklin(1886-1972)
This was the residence of Dr. Franklin, who served the medical needs of Mobile for fifty-three years. He never turned an indigent patient away. Franklin was the only African-American to graduate from the University of Michigan in 1911. He opened his . . . Map (db m111350) HM
73 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 15 — Dr. Thomas N. Harris
Dr. Harris, born April 6, 1868, in Montgomery, Alabama was one of the earliest black physicians to practice medicine in Mobile. He graduated in 1899 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee with dual degrees in dentistry and medicine. To . . . Map (db m86400) HM
74 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 17 — Dunbar/Central High School
Dunbar School was built on this site in 1924. Dr. W.A. Caldwell was its first principal. In 1947, the Old Medical College on St. Anthony Street was remodeled and became Central High School. Dr. Benjamin Baker was named principal. In 1955, the . . . Map (db m111386) HM
75 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Emerson Institute
On this site stood Emerson Institute, Mobile's first school for the formal education of African-Americans and one of the few 19th-century normal schools for African-Americans in Alabama. Founded 1865 by the Freedmen's Bureau, the school was run by . . . Map (db m111289) HM
76 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 11 — Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding MembersEst. 1854 / May 28, 1854
Front Alabama's oldest African-American Episcopal congregation was fostered in Trinity Church by the Reverend J. A. Massey. The Right Reverend Nicholas H. Cobbs, D.D., Alabama's first Episcopal Bishop confirmed the seven founding . . . Map (db m112225) HM
77 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — EthiopiaKorean War Memorial
Beginning in June 1951, Ethiopia furnished three 1,200-man battalions to the UN Command, the 1st Kagnew Battalion, 2nd Kagnew Battalion and 3rd Kagnew Battalion. The first of these battalions arrived in May 1951 and was assigned to the U.S. 7th . . . Map (db m191418) HM WM
78 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 73 — Eugenie MarxRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Eugenie Marx first president Mobile Equal Suffrage Assn. Educated and organized Mobile women to fight for the right to vote. Lived here 1910-1915.Map (db m226705) HM
79 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 20 — Finley's Drug Stores
John L. Finley Jr. opened Finley's Pharmacy #1 in 1950. John and his brother, James, established Finley's #2 in 1959, which was later sold to Benjamin F. Jackson, Sr. James H. Finley, Sr. eventually opened six stores, launching the first black . . . Map (db m151219) HM
80 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — FranceKorean War Memorial
French forces arrived to support the war effort in November 1950. The French Battalion consisting of 39 officers, 172 non-commissioned officers and more than 800 enlisted personnel departed Marseilles on September 25 and arrived at Pusan on the 30th . . . Map (db m192101) WM
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81 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Gen. William C. Gorgas
On this site stood the Gov. John Gayle home, birthplace of William Crawford Gorgas, world famous sanitarian, Panama Canal Zone, 1902-14; Surgeon Gen. & Maj. General; conqueror of dread plagues of yellow fever and malaria.Map (db m98590) HM
82 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Government Street Presbyterian Church
Founded, with 21 members, in 1831, by Rev. John B. Warren. This sanctuary erected 1834. Designated by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as one of America's historic buildings. Presbyterian mother church for Southern Alabama.Map (db m116964) HM
83 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Grace Lutheran Church
Grace is the first Lutheran congregation in the State of Alabama. Organized by German immigrants, the first service was held on October 6, 1867 in the Seaman's Bethel in Mobile. The first Pastor was Theodore Heischmann. The name chosen for the . . . Map (db m149320) HM
84 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — GreeceKorean War Memorial
840 infantrymen of the Royal Helenic Battalion arrived in Korea on December 9, 1950. Once equipped and trained, this battalion was assigned to the U.S. 1st Calvary Division's. 7th Cavalry Regiment. Augmented by a second battalion shortly after the . . . Map (db m191413) HM
85 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Grumman HU-16E Albatross
During the late 1940's Grumman began work on a replacement for their G-73 Mallard. The replacement needed to be larger and faster than the older aircraft. The HU-16 Albatross utilized a deep V-shaped hull to make it stable while in water. On land it . . . Map (db m191383) HM
86 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — H.L. HunleyConfederate States Torpedo Boat Submarine
On February 17, 1864, the Confederate torpedo boat/submarine H. L. Hunley attacked and sank the Union warship U.S.S. Housatonic making it the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship. Built in Mobile, Alabama in 1863, the . . . Map (db m191534) HM
87 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Hernando de SotoC 1500-1542
Adventurer Soldier Dreamer. The first to bring the influence of Spain, its laws, its culture to Alabama. This is an original concept in stone of DeSoto. Vicinte Rodilla Zanón of Valencia • Sculptor 1967 •Map (db m154241) HM
88 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Home of Joe CainAlabama Bicentennial 1819-2019
Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr., recognized today as the patron saint of Mardi Gras in Mobile, purchased this plot of land in 1859 for $500, along with his wife of more than three years, Elizabeth Rabby Cain. The couple built a four-room classic revival . . . Map (db m111285) HM
89 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Home of Raphael Semmes
Rear Admiral, Confederate States Navy, Brigadier General, Confederate States Army, Commander of the Alabama, the greatest sea raider of all times. — — — — In this house, a gift of the people of Mobile, . . . Map (db m86572) HM
90 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Horace O. Davis
This building is named for Horace O. Davis whose dedication and estimable service to the USS Alabama Battleship Commission enhanced the memories of the personnel, who served aboard the USS Alabama and the honor of the people of the Great State for . . . Map (db m50427) HM
91 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — How Big was the Original Fort Condé?
Since colonial rulers were unable to attract large numbers of settlers to Mobile, the Port City’s population remained small and never grew above 500. Because the majority of Mobile’s population was military personnel, the city was built around the . . . Map (db m87207) HM
92 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — In Memory of the Battle of Mobile Bay
One of the fiercest and most decisive battles in naval history Commemorated on the centennial August 5 1964 Map (db m86449) HM
93 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Isabel La Catolica1451-1504
“Columbus, I lent you my jewels so you could buy your ships: the only ornaments I have are the violets from the hills.” This statue, a gift from the Spanish Cultural Institute, stood in the Spanish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. . . . Map (db m154242) HM
94 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — It Takes a Village
(front side) Mobile’s Hidden Figures initiative originated from the Mobile United Leadership Mobile’s Class of 2017 inaugural Diversity and Inclusion team. The objective is to raise awareness of diverse community members . . . Map (db m117243) HM
95 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — James W. Roper
Owner - Builder of Oakleigh Born 1801 in South Carolina (day and month of birth unknown) Died Jan. 12, 1856Map (db m86414) HM
96 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Jewish Rest Magnolia CemeteryMobile County
Jewish Rest, also known as the Old Hebrew Burial Ground, is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Alabama. The land was purchased on June 22, 1841 by the congregation of Sha'arai Shomayim Umaskil el Dol of the Needy), Alabama's first and longest . . . Map (db m212911) HM
97 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Joe CainOctober 10, 1832 - April 17, 1904
Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr. was born along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama. Joe served as a clerk for the city, and developed many mystic societies within the city. The Civil War brought all Mardi Gras Festivities to a halt. Cain had participated . . . Map (db m86730) HM
98 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — John Forbes & Co.
Here stood in Spanish times, the great Indian trading house of John Forbes & Co.Map (db m86435) HM
99 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — John L. LeFlore1903- 1976
A postal worker, a community leader, a state legislator, a journalist, and a civil rights activist, Mobile native John L. LeFlore spent 50 years working to peacefully transform the character of the city and create opportunities to enhance citizens' . . . Map (db m111413) HM
100 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 24 — John L. LeFloreNon-Partisan Voters League
After the NAACP was outlawed in 1956, LeFlore and the Non-Partisan Voters League took a more active role in civil rights in Mobile. LeFlore served as its director of casework. He was a plaintiff in Bolden vs. Mobile and the judgement changed . . . Map (db m86391) HM

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