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Monroeville, Alabama Historical Markers

 
"Lucas Raiders" Marker (Reverse) image, Touch for more information
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
"Lucas Raiders" Marker (Reverse)
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — “Lucas’ Raiders”
Front: The following eyewitness account was written by T. C. McCorvey of Tuscaloosa in April 1865 during the War Between The States. "A boy of 13 has a distant recollection of some of the incidents of the raid on Monroeville. The . . . — Map (db m85912) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — A County Older Than The StateMonroe County
Created in 1815 by proclamation of Governor of Mississippi Territory from lands ceded by Creek Indians in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Named for President James Monroe, fifth President of U.S.., 1817-25, who purchased Florida from Spain, . . . — Map (db m47695) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Atticus Finch: Lawyer - Hero
"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." These words of Charles Lamb are the epigraph to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", a novel about childhood and about a great and noble lawyer, Atticus Finch. The legal profession has in Atticus . . . — Map (db m47700) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Monroeville, Alabama"From one store in 1822 to Alabama's Literary Capital in 1997"
Front: Originally a part of the Mississippi Territory purchased from Spain in 1795, this area was inhabited and controlled by Indian Nations until 1814. Now safe from Indian uprisings, settlers migrated down the Old Federal Road as far as . . . — Map (db m86000) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Old Monroe County Courthouse
The Old Monroe County Courthouse, designed by prominent Southern architect Andrew Bryan, was built between 1903 and 1904 during the tenure of Probate Judge Nicholas Stallworth. One of two buildings of this type designed by Bryan (a sister courthouse . . . — Map (db m47688) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Truman Capote(1924-1984)
On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and c. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters . . . — Map (db m47694) HM

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