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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
The Alabama Baptist
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — The Alabama Baptist
The first issue of The Alabama Baptist was published in Marion, Alabama. General Edwin D. King, a Judson trustee, offered his office for use in printing and distributing the paper from 1843-1852. The building was owned by Milo P. Jewett, . . . — Map (db m70070) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — A Seed is PlantedSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
On February 18, 1965, a night march was planned to support activist James Orange, incarcerated in the Perry County Jail. Preachers led participants from this church, Zion Chapel Methodist, the physical and spiritual base of the movement in Marion. . . . — Map (db m116896) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Confederate 6-pounder Field Gun
This gun was cast at Tuscaloosa, Ala. in the early days of the Civil War. It was intended for local defense and was bought by private subscriptions through the efforts of Dr. O. L. Shivers, Sr. 1861 –––– . . . — Map (db m116912) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Confederate Rest
During the War Between the States, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at what is now Marion Military Institute. Soldiers who died were first buried behind MMI campus. After the war, Ladies Memorial Assoc. had remains exhumed and . . . — Map (db m70105) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — First Congregational Church of MarionEstablished 1869
Organized in Lincoln School by freed slaves and representatives of the American Missionary Association, an auxiliary of the Congregational Churches of America. Wherever a school was operated by the A.M.A. a church soon followed. Religion and . . . — Map (db m70087) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Honoring: Reverend James Orange
Jailed as a leader in the struggle for voting rights Perry County, Alabama - 1965 - "Hey Leader!" SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., INC. Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now Evelyn G. Lowery, . . . — Map (db m117076) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — In Memory of Albert Turner, Sr.1936 - 2000
– Pioneer Freedom Fighter – Champion of Voting Rights
– Bold advocate for the poor and oppressed Presented by SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., INC. Women's Organizational Movement for Equality . . . — Map (db m117077) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Jimmie Lee Jackson / Jackson's Death Led to 'Bloody Sunday' March
Front Jimmie Lee Jackson Voting Rights Martyr The death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, shot after police disrupted a peaceful nighttime demonstration in Marion, inspired the first attempted march from Selma to Montgomery that led to . . . — Map (db m116893) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Judson College
Founded 1838 Milo P. Jewett, President Deeded in 1843 to The Alabama Baptist Convention One of the nation's first colleges to offer higher education for women, it has served, since its founding, as a liberal and fine arts . . . — Map (db m70071) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Lincoln Normal School
Side 1: On July 17, 1867, nine ex-slaves (James Childs, Alexander H. Curtis, Nicholas Dale, John Freeman, David Harris, Thomas Lee, Nathan Levert, Ivey Pharish and Thomas Speed) formed and incorporated the “Lincoln School of . . . — Map (db m70096) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Marion
County Seat of Perry County Population 4457 Founded by Anderson West in 1822 Home of Judson College and Marion Military Institute Friendly People Welcome You. — Map (db m116895) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Marion City Hall
Built in 1832 as a law office for John Lockhart; bought in 1880 by the Young Men's Christian Association, this being the first chapter south of the Mason-Dixon Line to own a building; Andrew Barry Moore Chapter of the U.D.C. organized here in 1903; . . . — Map (db m116914) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Marion Military Institute
Founded in 1842 as Howard English & Classical School by the Alabama Baptist Convention, with Dr. S. S. Sherman as President, it later became Howard College. Lovelace Hall (Old South Barracks), built 1854, and the Chapel, built 1857, served the . . . — Map (db m70091) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Marion Military Institute Alumni Vietnam Memorial
In memory of those who served and those who died so others might live free killed in action Killed in Action George B. Lee Claude H. Cargile William O. Brantley, Jr. Robert W. Brunson Hugh M. Byrd, Jr. Joseph R. Mitchell . . . — Map (db m116915) WM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Marion Military Institute Korean War Memorial
Truth•Honor•Service To commemorate those alumni of Marion Military Institute whose lives were taken in the Korean War 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953 Bruce Beveridge, Jr. Edward S. Guthrie Frank B. Howze William B. . . . — Map (db m116913) WM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Muckle's Ridge
Side 1: The site that became Marion was settled by Michael McElroy, traditionally known by his alias, Michael Muckle, around 1817. McElroy sold his property, which had become known as Muckle’s Ridge, to Anderson West in 1818. West and his . . . — Map (db m70089) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Nicola Marschall1829 - 1917
In honor of Nicola Marschall 1829 - 1917 Who designed at Marion Ala. The “Stars And Bars” First official flag adopted by “The Confederate States of America,” at Montgomery Ala., March 4, 1861; then . . . — Map (db m70100) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Perry County Veterans Memorial
In Honor of all Perry County Veterans of All Wars — Map (db m70103) WM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Siloam Baptist ChurchFounded 1822
Siloam was Alabama's most influential and important Baptist congregation and one of the strongest denominational centers in the South during the mid-19th century. The pastor and laymen were leaders in the organization of The Alabama Baptist State . . . — Map (db m70088) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — South College Barracks Fire of 1924
Erected By The Cadet Corps 1923-1924 Cadets Jefferson Bryant Meharg and Lawrence Christopher Olsen who lost their lives in the burning of college barracks March 17, 1924 "Greater love hath no man than this, . . . — Map (db m116917) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery
From October 24, 1855 through December 17, 1877, the Parish records of St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church states that people of color, both slave and free, were buried here in St. Wilfrid's cemetery. — Map (db m70067) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — The Marion Female Seminary
One of the earliest colleges for women in America. Founded in 1835, was the first of four colleges established in Marion,“The Athens of Alabama.” This building, erected in 1850, contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, who . . . — Map (db m70068) HM

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